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The New and Improved Game of Fish Pond

The New and Improved Game of Fish Pond
Title
The New and Improved Game of Fish Pond
Date 
1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions 
box: 1 5/8 x 17 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. ( 4.1 x 45.1 x 20.6 cm )
Description 
"The New and Improved Game of Fish Pond" board game in a paper covered wooden and cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of three children in a boat, the two girls feed a swan while a boy holds a fishing line; interior of the box decorated with a scene of pond containing lily pads and frogs, with 45 slits cut out in rows; 44 cardboard fish of various colors, with metal grommets to be caught by, and with their names printed on one side ("BASS", "SHAD") and numbers on the other; 4 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line; instructions printed on inside of cover.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.595
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "NEW? AND? IMPROVED/ FISH POND/ GAME./ McLOUGHLIN BRo'S/ NEW-YORK/ PATENTED JANUARY 28th 1890.""
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group