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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 
1882
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 x 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 8.3 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 164 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle carrying an umbrella and a traveling case with a train and a church in the background; cover inscribed, "PETER CODDLE'S/ Trip to/ New York/ PETER G. THOMSON/ CINCINNATI, O."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.746
Marks 
lithographed: on the cover: "PETER CODDLE'S/ Trip to/ New York/ PETER G. THOMSON/ CINCINNATI, O."
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