box: 3 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. ( 7.9 x 47 x 31.8 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "The/ IMPROVED/ GAME/ OF/ FISH/ POND/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. New York/ PATENTED JANUARY 28th 1890."
"The Improved Game of Fish Pond" board game in a paper covered wooden box with an illustration on cover consisting of group of 3 men, a woman, and 2 children in sailing boat with white sail on wavy sea, holding fishing lines, with fish leaping out of sea, other boats to each side, and view of far shore; board sits in the bottom of the box and is decorated with scene of a pond containing lily pads, frogs, and other reptiles, with 54 slits cut out in rows; 55 cardboard fish of various colors, with metal grommets to be caught by, and with their names printed on one side ("BASS", "SHAD") and numbers on the other; 6 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line; instructions printed on inside of cover.
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