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Game of Mythology

Object Number: 
2000.519
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 9.5 x 13 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF/ MYTHOLOGY/ PETER G. THOMSON/ CINCINNATI. O./ COPYRIGHTED 1884."
Description: 
"Game of Mythology" card game with 78 cards with the names and places from Roman mythology printed on each, an instruction card and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with a pegasus, peacock, eagle, owl and swan; box cover inscribed, "THE/ GAME/ OF/ MYTHOLOGY/ PETER G. THOMSON/ CINCINNATI. O./ COPYRIGHTED 1884."
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group