Presidents' Day Hours

The Museum will be open Monday, February 19, 10 am – 6 pm.

The Merry Game of Country Auction

Object Number: 
2000.682
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.9 x 17.1 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "The MERRY GAME/ of/ THE/ COUNRTY AUCTION/ GEO. S./ PARKER/ & CO./ PUBLISHERS/ SALEM/ MASS."
Description: 
"The Merry Game of Country Auction" card game with 15 merchandise cards depicting items such as a cow and a carriage, 59 money cards, and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; cover chromolithographed with an image of an auctioneer selling items to a group of people with a barn and a hay cart in the background; box inscribed, "The MERRY GAME/ of/ THE/ COUNTRY AUCTION/ GEO. S./ PARKER/ & CO./ PUBLISHERS/ SALEM/ MASS."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group