The Black Cat Fortune Telling Game

The Black Cat Fortune Telling Game
The Black Cat Fortune Telling Game
Title
The Black Cat Fortune Telling Game
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 )
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".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.301
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group