Card game:Portrait Authors

Noyes & Snowca. 1880

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The card game Authors originated in Salem, Massachusetts in 1861, first published by G. M. Whipple and A.A. Smith. Parker Brothers published a version in 1897. The simple matching type game encourages players to learn which author wrote specific titles. The player with the most matched sets of titles by each author at the end of the game wins. Authors was a perennial family favorite game from its beginning and versions are still produced today. Over the years the game has broadened to include women authors, composers, explorers, inventors, and sports figures.

Noyes & Snow manufactured this relatively early version of Authors. The firm advertised that it was "successors to West & Lee Game Co." on the game box.

Show lessRead more


  • Title: Card game:Portrait Authors
  • Creator: Noyes & Snow
  • Date Created: ca. 1880
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Subject Keywords: author
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, paper, cardboard


Translate with Google