Fascination

Object Number: 
2000.271
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Wood, paper, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 6 x 6 in. ( 3.5 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "FASCINATION/ Published by/ SELCHOW & RIGHTER, NY"
Description: 
"Fascination" skill game with a round wooden board, a top and five wooden marbles in a paper covered cardboard box; board has eight drilled holes around the edge labeled 1 through 8; box cover chromolithographed with a hand spinning a top on the "Fascination" board; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "FASCINATION/ Published by/ SELCHOW & RIGHTER, NY".
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