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American Cities

Object Number: 
2000.768
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Cardboard
Dimensions: 
card: 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (9.8 x 7 cm) Box: 9 x 7 x 1 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 17.8 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the cover: "AMERICAN/ Cities/ A GAME/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARLER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS, U.S. A./ Copyrighted/ 1893"
Description: 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 52 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Salem, Massachusetts, on hill over a habor with a steamship and sailing vessels, inset in a circle is a city street with a train terminal; cover inscribed, "AMERICAN/ Cities/ A GAME/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARLER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS, U.S. A./ Copyrighted/ 1893;" 52 playing cards, each depicting an American city with its name, state, population, a fact about it and the number of points the card is worth.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group