Gems of Art

Object Number: 
2000.402
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 15.9 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GEMS OF ART/ A NEW INSTRUCTIVE/ AND/ ENTERTAINING GAME/ FIVE ENTIRELY NEW/ GAMES CAN BE/ PLAYED WITH THESE CARDS/ PUBLISHED BY/ SELCHOW & RIGHTER, N.Y./ COPYRIGHT 1880 BY C. G. HARGER. JR."
Description: 
"Gems of Art" card game with 48 playing cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a statue of Diana and the faun; box cover inscribed, "GEMS OF ART/ A NEW INSTRUCTIVE/ AND/ ENTERTAINING GAME/ FIVE ENTIRELY NEW/ GAMES CAN BE/ PLAYED WITH THESE CARDS/ PUBLISHED BY/ SELCHOW & RIGHTER, N.Y./ COPYRIGHT 1880 BY C. G. HARGER. JR."
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