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Game of Black Cat

Object Name: Card game
Date: ca. 1885
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Medium: Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Container (box): 1 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (3.2 x 10.5 x 7.9 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: "Game of Black Cat" card game with 53 playing cards, two counters and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; playing card have printed images of cat parts such as whiskers, hind paws, eyes etc. on one side; box cover lithographed with the image of a black cat's head; cover inscribed, "GAME OF/ BLACK CAT/ McLOUGHLIN BROS & Co. NEW YORK".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.573
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ BLACK CAT/ McLOUGHLIN BROS & Co. NEW YORK"

Bibliography:

Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.

Exhibitions:

"The Games We Played: Victorian Games from the Liman Collection," New-York Historical Society, December 4, 2001-March 24, 2002.