Fish Pond: A Popular Game

Fish Pond: A Popular Game
Title
Fish Pond: A Popular Game
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.586
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "FISH POND/ A POPULAR GAME/ COPYRIGHTED BY McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK."
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