Game of Musical Authors

Game of Musical Authors
Title
Game of Musical Authors
Date 
1882
Medium 
Wood, cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 2.9 x 11.4 x 14.6 cm )
Description 
"Game of Musical Authors" card game with 93 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with a harp inside a laurel wreath; box cover inscription, "GAME OF/ MUSICAL AUTHORS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. PUBLISHERS/ NEW-YORK.".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.526
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ MUSICAL AUTHORS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. PUBLISHERS/ NEW-YORK."
Gallery Label 
Musical Authors, a variation on the more popular Authors game, instructs players about famous composers -- such as Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, and Wagner -- and their major works.
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