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Avilude or Game of Birds

Avilude or Game of Birds
Title
Avilude or Game of Birds
Date 
ca. 1873
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 x 6 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. ( 1.9 x 15.6 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
"Avilude or Game of Birds" card game with 65 playing cards with images of birds and two instruction booklets in a paper covered cardboard box with an image of a robin on a branch on the cover; box cover inscribed, "AVILUDE/ OR/ GAME OF BIRDS/ WEST & LEE,/ Worchester, Mass./ PRICE/ Patent Applied for./ 75 CTS."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.673
Marks 
printed: on the box cover: "AVILUDE/ OR/ GAME OF BIRDS/ WEST & LEE,/ Worchester, Mass./ PRICE/ Patent Applied for./ 75 CTS."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group