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Peter Coddle's Trip

Peter Coddle's Trip
Title
Peter Coddle's Trip
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 )
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.".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.571
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group