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Other Name
PLAYING CARDS (BRIDGE DECK)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARD
Catalogue Number
P19738061000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS (BRIDGE DECK)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CARD
No. Pieces
1
Length
9.5
Width
6.7
Description
LIGHT PLAYING CARD. STAMPED ON OUTSIDE OF BOX "606, CONGRESS PLAYING CARDS BRIDGE". "MADE IN CANADA THE MUSSON BOOK COMPANY, LTD. TORONTO, ONTARIO". PICTURE ON CARDS ENTITLED "THE MEET""C ORBOULD" ARTIST. ENGLISH HUNTSMEN & DOGS.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19738061000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, INK
Catalogue Number
P19860085000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, INK
No. Pieces
50
Length
6.7
Width
4.5
Description
WHITE, OFF WHITE, BLUE, BLACK, RED. MISSING EIGHT OF DIAMONDS, ACE OF SPADES, TWO OF SPADES. ONE BLANK CARD. NO JOKERS. QUEEN OF HEARTS HAS A LENGTHWISE CREASE ON ONE SIDE. THREE OF DIAMONDS HAS LARGE HOLE NEAR CENTRE. ACE OF CLUBS HAS THREE SMALL HOLES, TWO NEAR CENTRE, THE THIRD TO ONE SIDE. KING OF CLUBS TORN CORNER "K" MISSING. FACE OF CARDS SHOWS MEDIEVAL CLOTHED FRENCH ROYALTY. NUMBERED CARDS SHOW SAME NUMBER OF SUIT SYMBOLS AS NUMBER, INSIDE A PERIMETER LINE, IE. THREE OF SPADES IS WRITTEN TWICE, AND THREE SPADES APPEAR. ACE OF EACH SUIT VERY DECORATIVE WITH SUIT SYMBOL INSIDE A ROUNDEL. ALSO EACH BEARS THE WORDS "CHAS GOODALL & SONS LONDON". BACKS BEAR A SHIELD ARROW & QUIVER, HELMET, BISHOPS, MITRE AND SPEAR.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR BELIEVES CARDS DATE TO TURN OF CENTURY, BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND AT THAT TIME TO ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P19860085000
Acquisition Date
1986-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FORT GAME
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19950013001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FORT GAME
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Description
FORT GAME IS MADE UP OF FOUR FINISHED PIECES OF WOOD WHICH ARE CONNECTED TO FORM GAME FIELD. FIRST PIECE CONSISTS OF TWO LARGE CURVED WOOD ARMS (50CM) WITH BEVELED EDGES HELD TOGETHER WITH TWO STEEL HINGES. WHEN LAID FLAT IT FORMS OUTER EDGE OF GAME. SECOND PIECE IS SIMILAR TO FIRST BUT SMALLER (39.5 CM). HOWEVER THESE SMALLER CURVED PIECES HAVE EXTENSIONS WITH ROUNDED ENDS. WHEN LAID FLAT IT FORMS "U" SHAPE AND EXTENSIONS ALSO FORM "U" SHAPE BUT FACING OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THIRD PIECE IS SINGLE WOOD FRAME SHAPED LIKE A HORSESHOE BUT WITH TAPERED TAIL. ALL THREE PIECES HAVE TWO HOLES DRILLED INTO THEIR ARMS FOR FINAL PIECE TO FIT INTO. FOURTH PIECE IS 56.2CM X 2.2CM PIECE OF WOOD WITH ROUNDED TOPS AT ENDS. SIX 9.3CM STEEL RODS ARE SET INTO BOTTOM OF WOOD, ONE AT EACH END AND FOUR GROUPED IN THE MIDDLE. THE STEEL RODS ARE INSERTED INTO THE HOLES IN THE OTHER THREE PIECES TO FORM GAME. STEEL HINGES HAVE SLIGHT AMOUNTS OF CORROSION AND WOOD IS DIRTY.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
OBJECT OF THE GAME WAS TO KNOCK OVER 12 MEN POSITIONED AMONG THE WOODEN PARTITIONS, BY SHOOTING 12 CLAY BALLS WITH A CUE. EACH CLASS OF MEN (GUARDS, BISHOPS, QUEEN, AND KING) HAD A DIFFERENT VALUE. THE GAME OF FORT WAS DEVELOPED AND PATENTED IN 1879 BY DR. WILLIAM B. COWAN, WHO WAS A HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN IN GUELPH. THE GAME IS SIMILAR TO BAGATELLE. PLAYERS TOOK TURNS SHOOTING 12 SMAL BALLS INTO A WOODEN LABYRINTH MAZE. IN THE GAME OF FORT, PLAYERS GAIN POINTS FOR KNOCKING DOWN SPECIALLY PLACED PINS WITHIN THE MAZE. THE TEAM WITH THE MOST POINTS AFTER THREE ROUNDS OF PLAY WINS THE GAME. FOR DIAGRAM OF POSITIONS IN GAME, SEE PERMANENT FILE. *** UPDATE: IN JULY 2012, A TEMPORARY LOAN FORM SURFACED FOR THIS OBJECT, FOUND IN ARCHIVED FILES, STATING THAT IT WAS INITIALLY BEING BROUGHT IN “FOR IDENTIFICATION” PRIOR TO ITS ULTIMATE DONATION. FURTHER, THE FORM STATES “BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND, TURN OF THE CENTURY, BY LENDER’S (EDITH EVAN’S) MOTHER”.
Catalogue Number
P19950013001
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19683176000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
29
Height
6.4
Length
16.9
Width
5.4
Description
.1 PAPER COVERED BLACK BOX. .2 TO .29 BLACK WOODEN DOMINOES WITH FLORAL DESIGNS ON BACK, MEASURING 0.7 CM X 2.0 CM X 4.1 CM.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19683176000
Acquisition Date
1968-03
Collection
Museum
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