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The Game of Jack Sprat

Object Number: 
2000.646
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 10.8 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF/ JACK/ SPRAT/ COPYRIGHTED 1888 BY McLOUGHLIN BROS. NY".
Description: 
"The Game of Jack Sprat" card game with 30 polychrome playing cards with images of lean and fat animals and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a man and a woman eating dinner; box cover inscribed, "THE/ GAME/ OF/ JACK/ SPRAT/ COPYRIGHTED 1888 BY McLOUGHLIN BROS. NY".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group