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Peter Coddle's Trip to New York

Object Number: 
1992.12.13
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 4 x 5 5/8 in. ( 2.5 x 10.2 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Game. Cardboard box with polychrome cover reading "The Game of/ PETER CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO NEW YORK..." Contains instruction booklet and 6 colored slips of paper and 61 white slips of paper with printed words (A Stray Cat, A Basin of Turtle Soup, An Honest Lawyer, An Insane Bedbug, etc.).
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.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group