Cootie Game

Cootie Game
Cootie Game
Title
Cootie Game
Date 
1930-1950
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 4 x 1 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm)
Description 
Gold rectangular box with three circular indentations on all four sides, handheld game with image of trench warfare, explosions, and 3D wire cage, three blue capsules, text: Cootie Game
Credit Line 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number 
2009.52.52
Marks 
Paper back label: Cootie Game/ Copyrighted/ Capture The Cooties/ Fascinating New European Game/ (For all ages in life)/ The object of the game is to capture and/ imprison all the cooties in the pen./ A very entertaining game can be played by/ using four to twelve of the games, giving each/ player one. The player who imprisons all/ the Cooties the quickest wins./ GOOD FOR YOUR NERVES/ Patent applied for/ United States, Canada, England, France, /Belgium, Italy and Switzerland./ IRVIN-SMITH COMPANY/ Manufacturers-Importers & Exporters/ 56 E. Randolph Street/ Chicago, Illinois
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Creative: Tronvig Group