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Gavitt's Stock Exchange

Object Name: Card game
Date: 1903
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Medium: Paper
Dimensions: Overall: 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 6.4 x 8.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Topeka
Description: "Gavitt's Stock Exchange" card game with 49 playing cards, an instruction card, a patent card and an advertising card in a cardboard box; box covered printed, "Gavitt's/ Stock Exchange/ TRADE MARK/ (G-S-E)/ Copyrighted, 1903. Patented Oct. 12, Dec. 8, 1903 and Sept. 15, 1896, by Harry E. Gavitt. Protected/ in Canada and Great Britain./ The Great/ College and Society/ Card Game./ FUN AND EXCITEMENT FOR/ THE YOUNG AND OLD./ CORNER THE BURLESQUE STOCK MARKET./ This Package Contains One of our Regular/ 50 cent Games of White Cards./ PRICE 35 CENTS/ MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/ W. W. Gavitt Printing and Publishing Co./ Three Buildings. TOPEKA, KANSAS, U.S.A."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.450
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Marks: printed: on the obverse: "Gavitt's/ Stock Exchange/ TRADE MARK/ (G-S-E)/ Copyrighted, 1903. Patented Oct. 12, Dec. 8, 1903 and Sept. 15, 1896, by Harry E. Gavitt. Protected/ in Canada and Great Britain./ The Great/ College and Society/ Card Game./ FUN AND EXCITEMENT FOR/ THE YOUNG AND OLD./ CORNER THE BURLESQUE STOCK MARKET./ This Package Contains One of our Regular/ 50 cent Games of White Cards./ PRICE 35 CENTS/ MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/ W. W. Gavitt Printing and Publishing Co./ Three Buildings. TOPEKA, KANSAS, U.S.A." printed: on the reverse: "This Game/ Amuses, Pleases and/ Entertains,/ EITHER A LARGE OR SMALL/ COMPANY OF FRIENDS./ AN IMITATION OF/ and a Reproduction on a Small Scale/ of the Excitement and Confusion/ Generally Witnessed in the/ Great Stock and Grain/ Pits of the World./ The Fatal Telegram/ affects the market and causes the Ups/ and Downs of aspiring Stock Brockers./ THIS GAME/ May be played so that sides may progress, the same for any other card game, if so desired." printed: on the sides: "New and Exciting./ Not a Gambling Game"