The Village Scroll Game

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Wood, paper, cardboard, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 22.2 x 14.6 cm )
Description: 
Cardboard box with window cut in top to reveal a series of views that are printed on a long strip of paper housed on two spools and rotated with cranks; views are polychrome representations of life in an village; the top of the box around the window is printed with images of a village; sheet of tiny admission tickets accompany the panorama.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.648
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
7238
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Doll

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, paint, ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/4 x 5 in. ( 41.3 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Turned wooden doll head and torso painted white with pink cheeks and black eyebrows; black and white ceramic eyes; mortises at bottom to fit legs.
Object Number: 
INV.11025
Marks: 
Written: in ink on back of doll: "Doll used [by donor's]/ Children [presented by]/ Mrs. John A[---- Ste---s"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
7217
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Game of Jack Sprat

Classification: 
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 10.8 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
"The Game of Jack Sprat" card game with 30 polychrome playing cards with images of lean and fat animals and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a man and a woman eating dinner; box cover inscribed, "THE/ GAME/ OF/ JACK/ SPRAT/ COPYRIGHTED 1888 BY McLOUGHLIN BROS. NY".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.646
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF/ JACK/ SPRAT/ COPYRIGHTED 1888 BY McLOUGHLIN BROS. NY".
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1888
eMuseum Object ID: 
7176
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Palmistry

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 6 x 5 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
"Palmistry" card game with 4 playing cards with printed hands, 94 numbered paper chips and an instruction sheet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover lithographed with a hand; box cover inscribed, "PALMISTRY".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.302
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "PALMISTRY"
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
7024
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Game of Old Maid

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
each card: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
"The Game of Old Maid" card game with 28 printed paper playing cards and an instruction card; cards printed in pairs with caricatures such as "Spotless Cop" and "Baxter Brown" printed on each and a single old maid.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.625
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1885
eMuseum Object ID: 
6975
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Front axle and wheels for 1984.56ab

Classification: 
Medium: 
painted wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 13 x 5 in. ( 12.7 x 33 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 

Front axle and wheels for 1984.56ab.

Object Number: 
1984.56c
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
6930
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Game of the World's History

Classification: 
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 2.9 x 21.6 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Card game "The Game of the World's History" with 60 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with the inscription, "THE/ GAME/ OF THE/ WORLD'S/ HISTORY/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS. U.S.A." in a cartouche surrounded by images of the "FALL OF SEBASTOPOL", "EMPEROR WILLIAM & BISMARK", "JOAN OF ARC." and "LAYING ATLANTIC CABLE" with the identifying inscriptions in banners.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.619
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF THE/ WORLD'S/ HISTORY/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS. U.S.A./ COPYRIGHT 1894./ FALL OF SEBASTOPOL/ EMPEROR WILLIAM & BISMARK/ JOAN OF ARC/ LAYING ATLANTIC CABLE"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1894
eMuseum Object ID: 
6918
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Picture blocks

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. ( 4.1 x 22.5 x 11.7 cm )
Description: 
Eight paper covered picture blocks in a dove-tailed wood box; each block chromolithographed with mix and match body parts, two blocks make a complete person; label appled to the underside of the box.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.283
Marks: 
lithographed: on the label: "THE BLOCKS IN THIS CASKET MAKE/ 300 DIFFERENT PICTURES./ They are not injured by Washing, never wear out, afford/ endless amusement for a Child, and by an almost endless/ variety of Combinations of the Pictures, are interestin
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
6744
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Game of India

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. ( 28.6 x 28.6 cm )
Description: 
"Game of India" paper covered cardboard box top from a board game; box top inscribed, "GAME OF/ INDIA/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ 890 Broadway/ NEW YORK." with an image of a man in a red turban sitting cross-legged on a camel.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.356
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box top: "GAME OF/ INDIA/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ 890 Broadway/ NEW YORK."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1895
eMuseum Object ID: 
6733
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Militia Cutouts for Board Games

Classification: 
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. ( 13 x 41.9 cm )
Description: 
Sheet of paper chromolithographed with ten militia soldiers dressed in green and red uniforms carrying rifles; lithographed with the inscription, "MILITIA/ COPYRIGHTED/ 1891/ McLoUgHLIN/ BROS./ NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.641
Marks: 
lithographed: in the center: "MILITIA/ COPYRIGHTED/ 1891/ McLoUgHLIN/ BROS./ NEW YORK."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1891
eMuseum Object ID: 
6706
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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