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Peter Coddle's Trip to the World's Fair

Peter Coddle's Trip to the World's Fair
Title
Peter Coddle's Trip to the World's Fair
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.737
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."
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