Game of Fish Pond

Game of Fish Pond
Title
Game of Fish Pond
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions 
box: 1 x 20 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 50.8 x 26 cm )
Description 
"Game of Fish Pond" board game in a paper covered wooden and cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of many fish swimming; interior of the box decorated with the same image as the box cover, with 22 slits cut out in rows; 19 cardboard fish of various colors, with metal grommets to be caught by, and with their names printed on one side ("BASS", "SHAD") and numbers on the other; 2 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
Object Number 
2000.593
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "Game of Fish Pond/ McLoughlin Bros./ New York"
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group