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The New Game of Familiar Quotations from Popular Authors

Object Number: 
2000.538
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 )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE NEW GAME/ FAMILIAR/ QUOTATIONS/ FROM/ POPULAR AUTHORS./ McLOUGHLIN. BROS. COPYRIGHTED 1887 NEW YORK."
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.".
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.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group