The Black Cat Fortune Telling Game

Object Number: 
2000.301
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 16.5 x 13 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ BLACK/ CAT/ Fortune Telling/ GAME/ Parker Brothers/ SALEM, MASS. U.S.A./ COPYRIGHT 1897"
Description: 
"The Black Cat Fortune Telling Game" card game with 24 cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; four sets of six cards each related to a suit (hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs) with images of cats on that side and fortunes printed on the reverse; box cover lithographed with an image of a black cat; cover inscribed, "THE/ BLACK/ CAT/ Fortune Telling/ GAME/ Parker Brothers/ SALEM, MASS. U.S.A./ COPYRIGHT 1897".
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group