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Peter Coddle's Trip

Object Number: 
2000.571
Date: 
ca. 1905
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/8 x 6 x 7 5/8 in. ( 2.9 x 15.2 x 19.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "PETER/ CODDLE'S/ TRIP./ MILTON/ BRADLEY/ CO./ SPRINGFIELD MASS."
Description: 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 149 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle on his hands and knees carrying an umbrella and case with a trolley in the background; cover inscribed, "PETER/ CODDLE'S/ TRIP./ MILTON/ BRADLEY/ CO./ SPRINGFIELD MASS.".
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