The History of Philadelphia card game was first copyrighted in 1831 and again in 1879. Like many other games of the 19th century it educates as well as entertains with historical facts and figures. It is a combination matching and reading game, with groups of cards divided up into books, and with facts and dates related to each figure listed on a card. The instructions offer several different versions of games to be played with the cards, and the basics are printed on the actual box cover. No maker is listed on this box, although the game is noted as made "By Miss Leslie."