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A Trip to Paris: A New and Laughable Game

Object Name: Card game
Date: ca. 1870
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Medium: Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Container (box): 1 × 3 1/8 × 4 3/4 in. (2.5 × 7.9 × 12.1 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., Boston
Description: "A Trip to Paris: A New and Laughable Game" card game in a paper covered cardboard box; box with a printed cover with an image of a man carrying a box, a bag and a case toward a waiting ship; cover inscribed, "A TRIP TO PARIS./ ENDLESS AMUSEMENT FOR PLAYERS OF 2 TO 50./25,000 TRANSFORMATIONS [?] AND HUMOR./ A NEW AND LAUGHABLE GAME./ Sold Everywhere for 50 cents."; box contains instruction booklet and 155 colored slips of paper printed with comical phrases, "A Pea Pod.", Some Hard Coal."; etc.
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.755
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Marks: printed: on the box cover:"A TRIP TO PARIS./ ENDLESS AMUSEMENT FOR PLAYERS OF 2 TO 50./25,000 TRANSFORMATIONS [?] AND HUMOR./ A NEW AND LAUGHABLE GAME./ Sold Everywhere for 50 cents." printed: on the cover of the instruction booklet: "TRIP TO PARIS;/ A LAUGHABLE GAME./ BEING A/ TRUTHFUL ACCOUNT OF WHAT B FEL/ ONE JOTHAN PODD./ SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS AND DEALERS IN FANCY/ GOODS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES/ AND CANADAS."