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A Trip to Paris: A New and Laughable Game

A Trip to Paris: A New and Laughable Game
Title
A Trip to Paris: A New and Laughable Game
Date 
ca. 1870
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 x 3 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 7.9 x 12.1 cm )
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
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group