The Game of Fish Pond

Classification: 
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 50.2 x 26 cm )
Description: 
"The Game of Fish Pond" board game in a paper covered cardboard and wooden box with an illustration on cover consisting of two children in a row boat, girl holding a fishing line; board sits in the bottom of the box and is decorated with scene of a pond containing lily pads and frogs with 21 slits cut out in rows;1 cardboard fish of various colors, with a metal grommet to be caught by, and with its name printed on one side ("BLUEFISH") and the number "36" on the other; 3 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line; instructions printed on inside of cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.590
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE GAME OF/ FISH/ POND/ COPYRIGHT/ 1899/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ PATENTED JAN. 28 TH 1899"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1899
eMuseum Object ID: 
1648
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Authors

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. ( 1.9 x 8.3 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
"Authors" card game with 21 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with books and the inscription, "AUTHORS/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., Springfield, Mass."; instructions printed on the box cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.533
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "AUTHORS/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., Springfield, Mass."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1619
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Eclectic Authors

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 6 x 5 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
"Eclectic Authors" card game with 72 playing cards and an instruction sheet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover inscribed, "Eclectic/ Authors/ Milton Bradley Co./ Springfield, Mass.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.530
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "Eclectic/ Authors/ Milton Bradley Co./ Springfield, Mass."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1618
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tiddledy Winks

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, glass, ivory
Dimensions: 
box: 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 5/8 in. ( 4.4 x 11.4 x 11.7 cm )
Description: 
"Tiddledy Winks" table game with 19 ivory playing pieces and a glass cup in a paper covered cardboard box; box top chromolithographed with an image of a hand flipping winks into a cup; box cover inscribed, "TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ McLoughlin Bros/ New/ York.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.580
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ McLoughlin Bros/ New/ York."
Gallery Label: 
Tiddledy Winks, first patented in England in 1889 and marketed to an adult audience, captivated Americans during the 1890s. The game's general concept is flicking a game piece (wink) with another instrument (tiddledy or squidger) to make the wink fly into the air. The modern spelling, tiddlywinks, came into use during the 1950s.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1558
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Authors Improved

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 14 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
"Authors Improved: Illustrated Edition" card game with 72 playing cards and an instruction sheet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with books; box cover inscription, "AUTHORS/ IMPROVED./ ILLUSTRATED EDITION/ MILTON BRADLEY & Co. Springfield Mass.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.525
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "AUTHORS/ IMPROVED./ ILLUSTRATED EDITION/ MILTON BRADLEY & Co. Springfield Mass."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1557
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Authors

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 12.4 x 9.8 cm )
Description: 
"Authors" card game with 16 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with a portrait of Longfellow and the inscription, "AUTHORS/ /4007/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.520
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "AUTHORS/ /4007/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1555
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Game of Mythology

Classification: 
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 9.5 x 13 cm )
Description: 
"Game of Mythology" card game with 78 cards with the names and places from Roman mythology printed on each, an instruction card and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with a pegasus, peacock, eagle, owl and swan; box cover inscribed, "THE/ GAME/ OF/ MYTHOLOGY/ PETER G. THOMSON/ CINCINNATI. O./ COPYRIGHTED 1884."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.519
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF/ MYTHOLOGY/ PETER G. THOMSON/ CINCINNATI. O./ COPYRIGHTED 1884."
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: 
1884
eMuseum Object ID: 
1549
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Checker and backgammon board

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 18 in. ( 45.7 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Paper-covered cardboard adverstising checker board with ads surrounding the playing field and on the red squares of the field, advertisers include Pond's Extract, The New England Conservatory of Music, Wheeler and Wilson, Kakas Furs, Boston & Providence Railroad, etc.; reverse of the board printed, "Compliments of/ W. W. Winship/ Manufacturer Wholesale and Retail Dealer in/ TRUNKS, VALISES, BAGS,/ Etc., Etc./ SAMPLE/ Trunks and Bags/ A SPECIALITY/ REPAIRING/ Short Notice/ NO. 7 ELM STREET,/ BOSTON, MASS."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.512
Marks: 
printed: on the reverse of the board: "Compliments of/ W. W. Winship/ Manufacturer Wholesale and Retail Dealer in/ TRUNKS, VALISES, BAGS,/ Etc., Etd./ SAMPLE/ Trunks and Bags/ A SPECIALITY/ REPAIRING/ Short Notice/ NO. 7 ELM STREET,/ BOSTON, MASS."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
1548
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

A New Dissected Map of the World with a Picture Puzzle of the Capitol at Washington

Classification: 
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 x 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 38.7 x 26.7 cm )
Description: 
"A New Dissected Map of the World with a Picture Puzzle of the Capitol at Washington" picture puzzle with 68 two sided paper covered cardboard pieces with a map of the world with inset maps of the United States and the British Isles on one side and an image of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on the other in a wooden box; cover lithographed with an illustration in various colors of a globe; box cover inscribed, "A NEW DISSECTED/ MAP/ OF THE/ WORLD/ WITH A/ PICTURE/ PUZZLE/ OF THE/ CAPITOL/ AT WASHINGTON./ McLOUGHLIN/ BROS., NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.435
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "A NEW DISSECTED/ MAP/ OF THE/ WORLD/ WITH A/ PICTURE/ PUZZLE/ OF THE/ CAPITOL/ AT WASHINGTON./ McLOUGHLIN/ BROS., NEW YORK."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1888
eMuseum Object ID: 
1539
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tiddledy Winks

Classification: 
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, felt, wood, ivory
Dimensions: 
box: 2 1/8 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 5.4 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
"Tiddledy Winks" table game with 17 ivory playing pieces, 31 cardboard counters, a wooden cup, three rectangular felt pads and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box top chromolithographed with an image of a hand flipping winks into a cup; box cover inscribed, "TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ PATENT NOV. 18 1890./ McLOUGHLIN BROS N.Y.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.576
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ PATENT NOV. 18 1890./ McLOUGHLIN BROS N.Y."
Gallery Label: 
Tiddledy Winks, first patented in England in 1889 and marketed to an adult audience, captivated Americans during the 1890s. The game's general concept is flicking a game piece (wink) with another instrument (tiddledy or squidger) to make the wink fly into the air. The modern spelling, tiddlywinks, came into use during the 1950s.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1500
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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