The Home Fish Pond

The Home Fish Pond
Title
The Home Fish Pond
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions 
box: 7/8 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 31.1 x 31.8 cm )
Description 
"The Home Fish Pond" in a paper covered cadrboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of two children on the edge of a river holding a fishing line; interior of the box decorated with a scene of pond containing lily pads, fish and frogs; 15 cardboard fish of various colors, with hole cut through to be caught by, and metal springs attached at the bottom to hold them up; each fish with their names printed on one side ("BASS", "SHAD") and numbers on the other; 2 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line; instructions printed on the cover.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.585
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover; "The HOME/ FISH POND/ McLoughlin Bros. New York."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group