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 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 17.1 x 14 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 101 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle riding a pig and carrying a traveling case, in the background is the Flatiron building, a police officer, and a woman and child; cover inscribed, "PETER CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO/ NEW YORK/ 4378/ MILTON BRADLEY CO. SPRINGFIELD, MASS., U.S.A."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.743
Marks 
lithographed: on the cover: "PETER CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO/ NEW YORK/ 4378/ MILTON BRADLEY CO. SPRINGFIELD, MASS., 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.
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