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The Game of Sir Hinkle Funny-Duster

Object Number: 
1992.12.19
Date: 
ca. 1903
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/8 x 6 15/16 x 5 3/8 in. ( 2.9 x 17.6 x 13.7 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on lid, top: "THE/COMICAL GAME/SIR HINKLE/FUNNY-DUSTER/TRADE/MARK:" lithographed: on lid, bottom left: "[trademark of three-masted sailing ship]/MADE IN SALEM, MASS., U.S.A."; "Copyright/1903/by" lithographed: on lid, bottom right: "Parker
Description: 
Card game consisting of deck of 20 playing cards in various colors, each with a picture and caption, and instruction booklet; each "family" (Funnyduster, butler, huntsman, gardener) has an identifying motif marked on upper right corner: duster, cup and saucer, whip, and unidentified container; cardboard box covered in marbled paper, with cover illustration of gentleman with red face and prominent stomach, in eighteenth century dress (powdered wig, embroidered jacket, lace jabot, knee breeches, stockings, and buckled shoes) surrounded by red scrollwork on yellow ground.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group