Yankee Peddler or What Do You Buy?
Overall: 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 14 x 14.6 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "YANKEE PEDLAR/ OR WHAT DO YOU BUY."
"Yankee Peddler or What Do You Buy?" card game with 11 polychrome vendor cards, 60 merchandise cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover printed with an image of a man holding a clock in front of a horse drawn cart; box inscribed, "YANKEE PEDDLER/ OR WHAT DO YOU BUY."
From the outset of the American game industry until well into the 1870s, games were made by hand coloring engravings. This time-consuming and expensive process was typically executed by factory workers, usually low paid young girls.
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
The Liman Collection
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