1896 Geographical Card Game - 'Game of Population No. 1110'

GameofPopulation-firesidegams-1896
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Game of Population No. 1110.
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1896 Geographical Card Game - 'Game of Population No. 1110'

GameofPopulation-firesidegams-1896

Rare geographical card game complete and unplayed.

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Title


Game of Population No. 1110.
  1896 (dated)    3.75 x 2.75 in (9.525 x 6.985 cm)

Description


Fireside Game Company (fl. 1895 -1900) of Cincinnati, Ohio was active from 1895 to 1900. During this period it issued 31 different card games, each numerically identified starting with, Strange People, game number 1100. With regard to our cartographic interests only game no. 1110, Population features maps. The organization appears to have been a subsidiary of the United States Playing Card Company intended to promote 'Educational Games.' After 1900 or so the company was renamed The Cincinnati Game Company. The United States Playing Card Company remains in business today and is the world's largest manufacturer of playing cards.

Cartographer


Fireside Game Company (fl. 1895 -1900) of Cincinnati, Ohio was active from 1895 to 1900. During this period it issued 31 different card games, each numerically identified starting with, Strange People, game number 1100. With regard to our cartographic interests only game no. 1110, Population features maps. The organization appears to have been a subsidiary of the United States Playing Card Company intended to promote 'Educational Games.' After 1900 or so the company was renamed The Cincinnati Game Company. The United States Playing Card Company remains in business today and is the world's largest manufacturer of playing cards.

Condition


Very good. Complete apparently never played deck of cards. Box has some wear and discoloration.

References


OCLC 889665107. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: 18405733.