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The Game of Fish Pond

The Game of Fish Pond
The Game of Fish Pond
ca. 1890
Cardboard, wood, paper
box: 1 1/4 x 21 x 12 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 53.3 x 32.4 cm )
"The Game of Fish Pond" board game in a paper covered cardboard and wooden box with an illustration on cover consisting of an elf with a white beard and a red hat fishing in a river; board sits in the bottom of the box and is decorated with scene of a pond containing carp with 45 slits cut out in rows; 38 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; 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
Object Number 
lithographed: on the box cover: "The/ Game of/ Fish Pond/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK"
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