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The Game of Dr. Busby: America's Oldest Game

The Game of Dr. Busby: America's Oldest Game
Title
The Game of Dr. Busby: America's Oldest Game
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 5 in. ( 2.9 x 17.1 x 12.7 cm ) each card: 4 3/8 x 3 in. ( 11.1 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
"The Game of Dr. Busby" card game with twenty chromolithographed playing cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; four sets of five cards each representing a family, Busby, Spade, Doll's and Ninnycometwitch; box cover lithographed with a medallion portrait of Dr. Busby and a horse drawn carriage on a road; box cover inscribed, "ONLY AUTHORIZED EDITION/ THE GAME OF/ DR. BUSBY/ OLDEST/ AMERICAN GAME/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS., USA".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.553
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "ONLY AUTHORIZED EDITION/ THE GAME OF/ DR. BUSBY/ OLDEST/ AMERICAN GAME/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS., USA"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group