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Game of Dr. Busby

Object Name: Card game
Date: ca. 1890
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Medium: Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Each (cards): 3 5/8 × 2 1/2 in. (9.2 × 6.4 cm) Container (box): 1 × 4 1/8 × 5 1/4 in. (2.5 × 10.5 × 13.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: "The Game of Dr. Busby" card game with twenty chromolithographed playing cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; five sets of four cards each representing a family, Dr. Busby, Cod the fishmonger, Corn the gardener, Melon the coach driver and Bull the butcher; box cover lithographed with a medallion portrait of Dr. Busby and a horse drawn carriage on a road; box cover inscribed, "GAME OF/ DR. BUSBY/ PUBLISHED BY J. H. SINGER, N.Y.".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.574
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Marks: lithographed: box cover: "GAME OF/ DR. BUSBY/ PUBLISHED BY J. H. SINGER, N.Y."