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Peter Coddle's Trip to New York

Peter Coddle's Trip to New York
Title
Peter Coddle's Trip to New York
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 13 x 16.8 cm )
Description 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 248 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle purchasing a ticket at a ticket booth with an umbrella and carrying case at his feet; cover inscribed, "PETER/ CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO NEW YORK/ 4364/ MILTON BRADLEY CO.,/ SPRINGFIELD, MASS./ MADE IN U.S.A."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.744
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "PETER/ CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO NEW YORK/ 4364/ MILTON BRADLEY CO.,/ SPRINGFIELD, MASS./ MADE IN U.S.A."
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