Peter Coddle and His First Trip to New York

Object Number: 
2000.735
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 in. ( 12.1 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the cover: "PETER CODDLE/ AND/ HIS FIRST TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N.Y."
Description: 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 79 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle carrying an umbrella and a traveling case with a bicyclist in the background; cover inscribed, "PETER CODDLE/ AND/ HIS FIRST TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N.Y."
Gallery Label: 
The game of "Peter Coddle" in all its various editions was the most popular reading game of the 1880s and 1890s. The game was based around the story of a country boy's misadventures in New York City. Parker Brothers and the other major game manufacturers produced many variations, all neatly packaged in attractive boxes that were usually much larger than their contents required.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group