Peter Coddle & His Trip to New York

Object Number: 
2000.745
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 1 in. ( 13.3 x 10.8 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the cover: "PETER CODLE/ & HIS TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ PUBLISHED BY J. H. SINGER NEW YORK"
Description: 
Card game with (ab) box, (c) instruction booklet and (d-vvv)71 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of a bearded Peter Codle carrying a pumpkin, an umbrella and a traveling case; cover inscribed, "PETER CODLE/ & HIS TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ PUBLISHED BY J. H. SINGER NEW YORK"
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