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Card game:Vignette Authors

Selchow & Righter Co.ca. 1890

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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.

Selchow & Righter's Vignette Authors game has a decorative box cover. Unfortunately for this particular game, the instructions have been lost. The box cover illustration has also darkened and discolored over the years, but the design includes a portrait of Longfellow.

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  • Title: Card game:Vignette Authors
  • Creator: Selchow & Righter Co.
  • Date Created: ca. 1890
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: author
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, paper, cardboard

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