The New Game of Familiar Quotations from Popular Authors

The New Game of Familiar Quotations from Popular Authors
Title
The New Game of Familiar Quotations from Popular Authors
Date 
1887
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 11.4 x 15.9 cm )
Description 
"The New Game of Familiar Quotations from Popular Authors" card game with 75 playing cards and an instruction card in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with a medallion portrait of Longfellow surrounded by books and an eternal flame; box cover inscription, "THE NEW GAME/ FAMILIAR/ QUOTATIONS/ FROM/ POPULAR AUTHORS./ McLOUGHLIN. BROS. COPYRIGHTED 1887 NEW YORK.".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.538
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE NEW GAME/ FAMILIAR/ QUOTATIONS/ FROM/ POPULAR AUTHORS./ McLOUGHLIN. BROS. COPYRIGHTED 1887 NEW YORK."
Gallery Label 
As in the popular game of Authors, players of Familiar Quotations attempt to build complete suits composed of five quotations of one author. In this process, players learned the words of famous authors from William Shakespeare to Benjamin Franklin.
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