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Object Name Tiddlywinks
Date 1897
Description The Popular Game of Tiddledy Winks, manufactured by Parker Brothers, dated 1897. Original cardboard box contains a plastic cup, 2 felt pieces, and discs of various sizes and colors. The happy family pictured on the box cover implies that playing tiddledy winks improves family harmony.
(Keywords: Late Victorian)
Acquisition Gift of Miss Josephine Henning
Ownership and History This game was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1935 by Miss Josephine Henning. It is noted in the Society's accession records as having belonged to the Banker - White family of Greenridge, Staten Island.

Park J. and Sophia (Banker) White were married in 1886. This game may have been used by their children, J. Russell (born in 1887) and Park Jerauld Jr. (born in 1891).

Research in census records shows that Miss Henning was a household employee of the White family. She is listed as the family's waitress in 1910 and as the maid in 1930.
Earliest Date 1897
Latest Date 1897
Maker Parker Brothers
Subjects Games
Lexicon Sub-category Game
Associated People Banker - White family
Catalog Number T04.0006
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.