Miniature pedestal table

Classification: 
Date: 
1915-1935
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 7 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Miniature wooden pedestal table with circular top.
Object Number: 
INV.7934
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1935
eMuseum Object ID: 
6672
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Jolly Game of Old Maid

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 3 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 2.5 x 9.8 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
"The Jolly Game of Old Maid" card game with 44 printed paper playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; cards printed in pairs with characters such as "Miss Bizzybuzz", "Nora Newtogs" and "Old Bachelor"; box chromolithographed with an image of a seated woman with a black cat and a parrot; box cover inscribed, "The JOLLY GAME of/ OLD/ MAID/ Banner Series/4180/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.636
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "The JOLLY GAME of/ OLD/ MAID/ Banner Series/4180/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS NEW YORK"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
6653
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Still bank

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 6 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass still bank in the form of pig (standing) with abstracted details such as shape of face, ears, legs, tail, and body; with slot (for coins) on back, near tail.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1242
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
6647
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Game of Bicycle Race

Classification: 
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Carboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 10 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 26 x 50.2 cm )
Description: 
"Game of Bicycle Race" board game with a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow, ten wooden playing pieces and a paper board applied to the bottom of the paper covered wooden box; board is an oval track around an image of a group of bicyclists, four score boards, two scoring explanations and images of the "NEW YORK BICYCLE CLUB HEADQUATERS" and "PHILADELPHIA BICYCLE CLUB HEADQUATERS" along the edges; lithographed box cover has an image of a boy riding a bicycle; board inscribed, "GAME oF/ BICYCLE RACE/ COPYRIGHTED 1891/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."; instructions printed on the underside of the cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.352
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME oF/ BICYCLE RACE/ COPYRIGHTED 1891/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."
Gallery Label: 
The sport of bicycling, popular in the 1880s, had evolved into a national obsession by the 1890s. Unlike today, bicycling was primarily a group activity rather than a solitary pursuit. Both of the race games displayed here incorporate bicycle clubs: in one, players start from different points to race to the club house; in the other, players representing a regional bicycle club (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago) compete to be the first around a race track.
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: 
1891
eMuseum Object ID: 
6623
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Great Battlefields: A Parlor Game

Classification: 
Date: 
1886-1888
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 15.9 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Card game "Great Battlefields: A Parlor Game" with 16 playing cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover printed with an image of soldiers in Civil War costume firing cannons; box cover inscribed, "Great Battlefields./ A PARLOR/ GAME./ GEO. S. PARKER & CO./ SALEM, MASS.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.615
Marks: 
printed: on the box: "Great Battlefields./ A PARLOR/ GAME./ GEO. S. PARKER & CO./ SALEM, MASS.".
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1888
eMuseum Object ID: 
6401
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Improved History Cards

Classification: 
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 14 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Card game "Improved History Cards" with 154 playing cards and a handwritten story on paper in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover inscribed, "Improved/ History/ Cards/ PUBLISHED BY/ A. FLANAGAN, CHICAGO.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.611
Marks: 
printed: on the box cover: "Improved/ History/ Cards/ PUBLISHED BY/ A. FLANAGAN, CHICAGO."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1884
eMuseum Object ID: 
6204
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Grandmama's Improved Game of Riddles

Classification: 
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 6 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 15.9 cm ) each card: 1 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 3.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
"Grandmama's Improved Game of Riddles" card game with 119 cards in a paper covered cardboard box; each numbered card is printed with a question; box cover lithographed with a seated family group including three women, a man and a child; cover inscribed, "GRANDMAMA'S/ IMPROVED GAME/ OF/ RIDDLES/ McLOUGHLIN/ BROS./ N.Y."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.609
Marks: 
lithographed: on the cover: "GRANDMAMA'S/ IMPROVED GAME/ OF/ RIDDLES/ McLOUGHLIN/ BROS./ N.Y."
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: 
1887
eMuseum Object ID: 
6140
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dolls' house beds (pair)

Classification: 
Date: 
1920-1960
Medium: 
Wood, cotton
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 6 in. ( 8.9 x 6.4 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Pair of wooden twin beds for dolls' house; oblique headboards, no footboards; mattresses and pillows included.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Suzanne and Frederik Weinstein
Object Number: 
1982.62b-g
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1960
eMuseum Object ID: 
6074
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Doll

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1950
Medium: 
Textile
Dimensions: 
Overall (gown): 14 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (37.5 x 31.8 cm)
Description: 
Four items of doll's clothing including a cotton gown with lace neck, arms, and hem; cotton petticoat with lace hem; knit wool petticoat; flannel petticoat with knit hem.
Object Number: 
INV.10952
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
5825
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Donkey Party Game

Classification: 
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, canvas
Dimensions: 
box: 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. ( 1.9 x 22.5 x 31.4 cm )
Description: 
"Donkey Party Game" party game with a canvas cloth printed with a donkey in black and white with the inscription, "DONKEY PARTY" and twenty canvas tails numbered 2 through 22 in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover with an image of three children watching a blindfolded girl attempt to pin a tail on the donkey; box cover inscribed, "THE/ DONKEY PARTY/ GAME/ 7500/ COPYRIGHT 1901/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.371
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ DONKEY PARTY/ GAME/ 7500/ COPYRIGHT 1901/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK." lithographed: on the cloth: "DONKEY PARTY"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1901
eMuseum Object ID: 
5655
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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