Excursion to Coney Island

Excursion to Coney Island
Title
Excursion to Coney Island
Date 
1875-1900
Medium 
Cardboard
Dimensions 
box: 5 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 9.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Cardboard card game in a box with instruction booklet and 192 playing cards; box cover with black and white lithographed image of a crowd strolling and swimming at the beach with an inset image of a woman wearing a hat with ostrich feathers; cover inscribed, "EXCURSION TO/ CONEY ISLAND/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD/ MASS."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.750
Marks 
lithographed: on the cover: "EXCURSION TO/ CONEY ISLAND/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD/ MASS."
Gallery Label 
The resort of Coney Island, connected to the rest of Brooklyn by several railroads, had attracted a multitude of leisure-seekers to its beaches and amusements by the late 19th century. Excursion to Coney Island is a variant of the Peter Coddle games.
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