Game of Black Cat

Object Number: 
2000.573
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 10.5 x 7.9 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ BLACK CAT/ McLOUGHLIN BROS & Co. NEW YORK"
Description: 
"Game of Black Cat" card game with 53 playing cards, two counters and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; playing card have printed images of cat parts such as whiskers, hind paws, eyes etc. on one side; box cover lithographed with the image of a black cat's head; cover inscribed, "GAME OF/ BLACK CAT/ McLOUGHLIN BROS & Co. NEW YORK".
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