Game of Peter Coddles

Game of Peter Coddles
Title
Game of Peter Coddles
Date 
1883-1895
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 10.5 x 7.9 cm )
Description 
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 52 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box lithographed portrait bust of a Peter Coddle with a beard and top hat; cover inscribed, "Game of/ PETER/ CODDLES/ PLAY-CUCKOO/ FOR FUN./ MANUFACTURED/ BY/ J. H. SINGER, NEW YORK, U.S.A."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.568
Marks 
lithographed: on the cover: "Game of/ PETER/ CODDLES/ PLAY-CUCKOO/ FOR FUN./ MANUFACTURED/ BY/ J. H. SINGER, NEW YORK, 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