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Billy Bumps Visit to Boston: A Reading game

Object Number: 
2000.556
Date: 
ca. 1888
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 6 3/8 in. ( 3.8 x 12.1 x 16.2 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "BILLY BUMPS/ VISIT TO/ BOSTON/ A READING GAME/ GEO. S. PARKER & CO./ PUBLISHERS-SALEM, MASS."
Description: 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 96 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Billy Bump holding an umbrella and looking at the Massachusetts State House; cover inscribed, "BILLY BUMPS/ VISIT TO/ BOSTON/ A READING GAME/ GEO. S. PARKER & CO./ PUBLISHERS-SALEM, MASS.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group