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The Pretty Village

Object Number: 
2000.442
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Paper, cardboard, tin
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 39.4 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE PRETTY/ VILLAGE/ Copyrighted 1890/ by McLOUGHLIN BRO'S/ N-YORK."
Description: 
Miniature cardboard village in a box with seven complete houses, two partial houses and three tin stands; box cover lithographed with an image of eight children playing with a village set, five in a parlor and three on the stair and an entry hall, image surrounded by a paper village; box inscribed, "THE PRETTY/ VILLAGE/ Copyrighted 1890/ by McLOUGHLIN BRO'S/ N-YORK."
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group