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The Game of Fish Pond

Object Number: 
2000.590
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 50.2 x 26 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE GAME OF/ FISH/ POND/ COPYRIGHT/ 1899/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ PATENTED JAN. 28 TH 1899"
Description: 
"The Game of Fish Pond" board game in a paper covered cardboard and wooden box with an illustration on cover consisting of two children in a row boat, girl holding a fishing line; board sits in the bottom of the box and is decorated with scene of a pond containing lily pads and frogs with 21 slits cut out in rows;1 cardboard fish of various colors, with a metal grommet to be caught by, and with its name printed on one side ("BLUEFISH") and the number "36" on the other; 3 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line; instructions printed on inside of cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group