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Game of Dr. Busby

Object Number: 
2000.574
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 10.5 x 13.3 cm ) each card: 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 9.2 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: box cover: "GAME OF/ DR. BUSBY/ PUBLISHED BY J. H. SINGER, N.Y."
Description: 
"The Game of Dr. Busby" card game with twenty chromolithographed playing cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; five sets of four cards each representing a family, Dr. Busby, Cod the fishmonger, Corn the gardener, Melon the coach driver and Bull the butcher; box cover lithographed with a medallion portrait of Dr. Busby and a horse drawn carriage on a road; box cover inscribed, "GAME OF/ DR. BUSBY/ PUBLISHED BY J. H. SINGER, N.Y.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group