Yankee Peddler or What Do You Buy?

Yankee Peddler or What Do You Buy?
Yankee Peddler or What Do You Buy?
Title
Yankee Peddler or What Do You Buy?
Date 
1865-1870
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 14 x 14.6 cm )
Description 
"Yankee Peddler or What Do You Buy?" card game with 11 polychrome vendor cards, 60 merchandise cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover printed with an image of a man holding a clock in front of a horse drawn cart; box inscribed, "YANKEE PEDDLER/ OR WHAT DO YOU BUY."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.666
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "YANKEE PEDLAR/ OR WHAT DO YOU BUY."
Gallery Label 
From the outset of the American game industry until well into the 1870s, games were made by hand coloring engravings. This time-consuming and expensive process was typically executed by factory workers, usually low paid young girls.
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group