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An Account of Peter Coddle's Visit to New York

An Account of Peter Coddle's Visit to New York
Title
An Account of Peter Coddle's Visit to New York
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Paper, cardboard
Dimensions 
box: 1 x 5 x 6 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 12.7 x 15.6 cm ) each card: 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 125 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle in a top hat and an oversized bow tie; cover inscribed, "AN/ ACCOUNT/ OF/PETER/ CODDLES/ VISIT/ TO/ NEW-/ YORK/ 4378/ MILTON BRADLEY CO./ SPRINGFIELD MASS."; instruction booklet with same image and inscription as box cover.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.748
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "AN/ ACCOUNT/ OF/PETER/ CODDLES/ VISIT/ TO/ NEW-/ YORK/ 4378/ MILTON BRADLEY CO./ SPRINGFIELD MASS."
Gallery Label 
The game of "Peter Coddle" in all its various editions was the most popular reading game of the 1880s and 1890s. The game was based around the story of a country boy's misadventures in New York City. Parker Brothers and the other major game manufacturers produced many variations, all neatly packaged in attractive boxes that were usually much larger than their contents required.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group