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The Feast of Flowers: A Floral Game of Fortune

The Feast of Flowers: A Floral Game of Fortune
The Feast of Flowers: A Floral Game of Fortune
Title
The Feast of Flowers: A Floral Game of Fortune
Date 
1869
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 x 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 7.9 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
"The Feast of Flowers: A Floral Game of Fortune" card game with 54 playing cards and an instruction sheet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover printed with a woman lounging and flowers; box cover inscribed, "THE/ Feast of Flowers/ A Floral Game of Fortune/ Boston/ Adams & Co., 25 Bromfield St.".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.305
Marks 
printed: on the box cover: "THE/ Feast of Flowers/ A Floral Game of Fortune/ Boston/ Adams & Co., 25 Bromfield St./ Entered according to Act of Congress, in the / year 1869, by Adams & Co., in the Clerk's Office of/ the Dist. Court, for the Dist. of Mass.".
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