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Mixed Pickles

Mixed Pickles
Mixed Pickles
Title
Mixed Pickles
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 9.5 x 12.1 cm )
Description 
"Mixed Pickles" card game with ninety playing cards, thirty of each red, white and blue, in a paper covered cardboard box; box chromolithographed with an image of a dog pulling a table cloth off a game table surrounded by four children; box cover inscribed, "MIXED/ PICKLES/ PUBLISHED BY SELCHOW & RIGHTER, NEW YORK".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.672
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "MIXED/ PICKLES/ PUBLISHED BY SELCHOW & RIGHTER, NEW YORK".
Gallery Label 
Players of Mixed Pickles create an original story by combining phrases contained on the game cards. The game manufacturer assured buyers that players would be "convulsed with laughter at the ludicrous combination of sentences."
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group