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Object Name Game, Card
Date 1903 copyright
Description The Shakespeare Game by Parker Brothers, copyright 1903. Original cardboard box contains an instruction book and 56 playing cards.
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Gift of Frances Tysen Nutt
Ownership and History In this game, players assembled sets of cards from different Shakespeare plays, perhaps learning to recognize some of the famous quotations as they played.

This game was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society by the family of Henry H. Nutt. Mr. Nutt served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War I. In the 1920s, he built the Tysen Manor Golf Course in New Dorp, Staten Island, and operated it from 1928 to 1936. The golf course's clubhouse later became the popular Tavern on the Green restaurant. He also worked as a real estate appraiser for Staten Island Savings Bank.
Earliest Date 1903
Latest Date 1910
Maker Parker Brothers
Subjects Games
Lexicon Sub-category Game
Associated People Nutt, Henry H.
Catalog Number T04.0404
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.