Game of Peter Coddles

Game of Peter Coddles
Game of Peter Coddles
ca. 1890
Cardboard, paper
box: 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 6.4 x 8.9 cm )
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 24 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of a bearded Peter Coddle holding a pitch fork; cover inscribed, "GAME/ of/ PETER/ CODDLES".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
lithographed: on the cover: "GAME/ of/ PETER/ CODDLES"
Gallery Label 
The game of "Peter Coddle" in all its various editions was the most popular reading game of the 1880s and 1890s. The game was based around the story of a country boy's misadventures in New York City. Parker Brothers and the other major game manufacturers produced many variations, all neatly packaged in attractive boxes that were usually much larger than their contents required.
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Creative: Tronvig Group