Games of Cats and Mice, Gantalope and Lost Diamond

Object Number: 
2000.660
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 2 x 7 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. ( 5.1 x 18.1 x 35.2 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the side of the box: "GAMES OF CATS AND MICE/ GANTELOPE and LOST DIAMOND" lithographed: on the label: "GAMES OF/ CATS AND MICE/ GANTLOPE and/ LOST DIAMOND/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, NEW YORK."
Description: 
"Games of Cats and Mice, Gantalope and Lost Diamond" board game with a hinged box that opens like a book with two boards on the interior; one side is a grid of yellow and purple numbered squares surrounded by a path of green circles labeled "MAIN ROAD" and "HOME" and the other side is an oval path of yellow and maroon squares around four paths labeled "GOAL" that stretch out into arms labeled "HOME"; box opens to a board with paths of green and yellow squares divided by silhouettes of cats all around chromolithographed images of mice in a barn; side of box lithographed, "GAMES OF CATS AND MICE/ GANTALOPE and LOST DIAMOND" game board paper cover from the original sleeve with a chromolithograped label with an image of mice being chased by a cat and the inscription, "GAMES OF/ CATS AND MICE/ GANTALOPE and/ LOST DIAMOND/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, NEW YORK."; double-arrow spinner on a wooden block.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group