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Fish Pond: A Popular Game

Object Number: 
2000.586
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 1/4 x 22 x 4 1/8 in. ( 5.7 x 55.9 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "FISH POND/ A POPULAR GAME/ COPYRIGHTED BY McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK."
Description: 
"Fish Pond: A Popular Game" board game with four wooden fishing poles and thirty-two turned wooden bell-shaped "fish" with metal eyes screwed into the tops in a wooden box covered in brown paper; box cover inscribed, "FISH POND/ A POPULAR GAME/ COPYRIGHTED BY McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK."; chromolithographed cover depicting four children at the edge of the river with one boy holding a fishing line; four wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line.
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