Peter Coddle's Trip to New York

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
Dimensions 
box: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
Description 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 98 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle riding a turtle and being chased by a dog, in the background is a street scene with a police officer, and horse and carriage; cover inscribed, "PETER CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO NEW YORK/ MILTON BRADLEY CO.,/ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.736
Marks 
lithographed: on the cover: "PETER CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO NEW YORK/ MILTON BRADLEY CO.,/ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Gallery Label 
The popular Peter Coddle's Trip to New York, produced in many versions by multiple manufacturers, reflects the nation's awareness of a growing urban/rural split and a fascination with the sights and achievements of America's largest city. In this humorous word game, players draw cards with phrases that are inserted into the story of the country bumpkin's urban adventures.
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group