Question & Answer Card Game

Description
This question and answer card game was owned by the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the 19th century. During the 1800s, parlor games were a popular way to pass the time for young and old, but this game was geared towards a younger audience. The cards with red text were given to women, while the cards with black text were given to men. The cards could be matched to lead to a humorous exchange, or allow for a flirtatious answer to a romantic question.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall, each: 3 1/4 in x 2 in; 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.006514
catalog number
6514
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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