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The New and Improved Game of Fish Pond

Object Number: 
2000.595
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 )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "NEW? AND? IMPROVED/ FISH POND/ GAME./ McLOUGHLIN BRo'S/ NEW-YORK/ PATENTED JANUARY 28th 1890.""
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group