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Mixed Pickles

Object Number: 
2000.672
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 )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "MIXED/ PICKLES/ PUBLISHED BY SELCHOW & RIGHTER, NEW YORK".
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".
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.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group