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What Do You Buy?

What Do You Buy?
Title
What Do You Buy?
Date 
ca. 1885
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 5 3/8 in. ( 1.9 x 10.8 x 13.7 cm )
Description 
"Game of What Do You Buy?" card came with 48 polychrome playing cards and an instruction sheet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover depicts a young girl in a white dress and hat with a basket of flowers hung over her back; box inscribed, "GAME OF/ WHAT DO/ YOU BUY?/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.671
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ WHAT DO/ YOU BUY?/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK".
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group