Komical Konversation Kards: A Kuriously Kontrived Kaptivating Kuriosity

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Title:
Komical Konversation Kards: A Kuriously Kontrived Kaptivating Kuriosity
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/4 x 5 x 6 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 12.7 x 16.5 cm ) each card: 1 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 8.3 cm )
Date End: 
1 893
Description: 
"Komikal Konversation Kards" card game with 93 playing cards, an instruction booklet and an advertising card in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover lithographed with two polychrome medallion portraits of a man and a woman; box cover inscribed, "KOMICAL KONVERSATION KARDS/ A KURIOUSLY/ KONTRIVED/ KAPTIVATING/ KURIOSITY/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARKER/ BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS. U.S.A."; 45 red playing cards and 48 white playing cards printed with comical questions and answers such as "Do you think the term 'lobster' would apply to any person here?" and "Don't be absurd.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.561
Date Begin: 
1893
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group