The Game of American History

Object Number: 
2000.767
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 2.9 x 21 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "The Game of/ AMERICAN/ HISTORY/ Published/ BY PARKER BROTHERS/ Salem, Mass."
Description: 
Card game "The Game of American History" with 58 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover lithographed with an American bald eagle perched on a U.S. shield surround with four medallions; in the medallions are images of John Smith tied to a tree beside Native-Americans dancing around a fire, Columbus holding a flag on a beach, the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac, and a dead British soldier in the center of a dirt road; box cover inscribed, "The Game of/ AMERICAN/ HISTORY/ Published/ BY PARKER BROTHERS/ Salem, Mass."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group