Game of Frog Pond
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
box: 2 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. ( 6.7 x 21.3 x 21.3 cm )
lithographed: GAME/ OF/ FROG-POND/ COPYRIGHTED BY R. BLISS MFG. CO. 1890"
"Game of Frog Pond" board game in a paper covered cardboard and wooden box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of three children on the edge of a river with two boys holding fishing lines, a girl looking on and a frog wearing breeches and a pointe cap in the foreground; wooden box base with four frog holders decorated with marsh grass, cat-o-nines and lily pads; six cardboard frogs of various colors, with hole cut through to be caught by, are inserted into the uprights; 2 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line.
Games by R. Bliss Manufacturing Co., a firm noted for its exceptional lithography, are almost as sought after as McLoughlin products. Frog Pond, a dexterity game, is another variation of the popular Fish Pond.
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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