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The Game of Puss in the Corner

The Game of Puss in the Corner
Title
The Game of Puss in the Corner
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 10.8 x 13.3 cm ) each card: 3 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. ( 8.9 x 4.8 cm )
Description 
"The Game of Puss in the Corner" card came with 32 playing cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; each polychrome lithographed card has an image of cats, mice, or rats; box cover lithographed with a cat in a window; box cover inscribed, "THE/ GAME/ OF/ PUSS/ IN THE/ CORNER/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK.".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.596
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF/ PUSS/ IN THE/ CORNER/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group