Hook Fish Pond

Object Number: 
2000.591
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
box: 2 x 17 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 45.1 x 17.1 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "HOOK/ FISHPONDS"
Description: 
"Hook Fish Pond" board game in a paper coverd wooden box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of two children and a woman sitting in a rowboat, on a river, holding fishing lines with a bridge and a boathouse in the distance; interior of the box decorated with the same scene with 16 slits cut out in rows; 16 cardboard fish of various colors, with holes cut through to be caught by, and with numbers printed on one side; 2 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line; instructions printed on inside of cover.
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