Games of Cats and Mice, Gantalope and Lost Diamond

Object Number: 
2000.509
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper, metal
Description: 
"Games of Cats and Mice, Gantalope and Lost Diamond" board game with a hinged box that opens like a book with two boards on the interior; one side is a grid of yellow and purple numbered squares surrounded by a path of green circles labeled "MAIN ROAD" and "HOME" and the other side with an oval path of yellow and maroon squares around four paths labeled "GOAL" that stretch out into arms labeled "HOME"; box opens to a board with paths of green and yellow squares divided by silhouettes of cats around chromolithographed images of mice in a barn; side of box lithographed, "GAMES OF CATS AND MICE/ GANTELOPE and LOST DIAMOND"; game board paper cover from the original sleeve with a chromolithograped label with an image of mice being chased by a cat and the inscription, "GAMES OF/ CATS AND MICE/ GANTLOPE and/ LOST DIAMOND/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, NEW YORK."; paper instruction booklet, double-arrow spinner on a wooden block, and sixteen wooden playing pieces.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group