Peter Coddle's Trip to the World's Fair

Object Number: 
2000.737
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. ( 2.9 x 16.5 x 13 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the box cover: "PETER CODDLE'S/ Trip to/ THE WORLD'S FAIR/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS./ NEW YORK CHIGAGO LONDON/ MADE IN U.S.A."
Description: 
"The Game of Peter Coddle's Trip to New York" card game in a paper covered cardboard box; cover inscribed, "PETER CODDLE'S/ Trip to/ THE WORLD'S FAIR/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS./ NEW YORK CHIGAGO LONDON/ MADE IN U.S.A."; box contains instruction booklet and 72 colored slips of paper.
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.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group