Card game:The Game of Famous Men

Parker Brothersca. 1890

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

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. The "Famous Men" game is a variation on Authors, using well-known men and their professions to make the matches. Variations such as this soon became common, and they still exist today.


  • Title: Card game:The Game of Famous Men
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1890, ca. 1890
  • Location: Salem, MA, Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: man, man
  • Type: Card Games, Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper
  • Object ID: 107.2799, 107.2799

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