Photo, Print, Drawing The donkey party game of putting the tail on the donkey. The funniest novelty of the age

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About this Item

Title
The donkey party game of putting the tail on the donkey. The funniest novelty of the age
Summary
Print shows a donkey facing left with 28 tails to be cut out of the bottom half of the print; includes wood engraved illustration of the game in progress with printed "directions", metal pins, and cardboard "medals" to be awarded to the males and females closest to and furthest from the correct position on the donkey.
Contributor Names
Zimmerling, Charles, copyright claimant.
Created / Published
[Place not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [1889]
Copyright 1888-89, C. Zimmerling, Phila.
Subject Headings
-  Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey--1880-1890
-  Donkeys--1880-1890
-  Parties--1880-1890
-  Parlors--1880-1890
-  Adults--Social life--1880-1890
-  Awards--1880-1890
Genre
Letterpress works--Color--1880-1890
Wood engravings--1880-1890
Woodcuts--1880-1890
Notes
-  33066U U.S. Copyright Office.
-  Title from item.
-  Includes a wood engraved illustration "copyright 1887" attached to the left side of the print, titled "The Donkey Party" that shows the interior of a room where several well-dressed adults are playing pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey; printed below the illustration are the "Directions" for playing the game.
-  Includes "Pins - For Tails"; 46 metal pins for pinning the tail on the donkey.
-  Includes cut-out cardboard medals labeled "Gentlemen's Booby Prize", "Ladies' Booby Prize", "Gentlemen's First Prize", and "Ladies' First Prize"; with directions "Remove this card and cut out the medals for presentation to the lucky ones (over.)" The medals are dated 1887 in Roman numerals. The reverse side of the medal shows "Fortuna" holding a laurel crown and a trumpet, also shows a putti holding a sign labeled "Merit"; includes statement "When Fortune Smiles Upon You Be Prompt & Take Advantage".
-  Printed at top of recto: Lots of Fun! Lots of Fun! Jolly Good Time at Home! The Liveliest Novelty of the Age! Fun for Everybody!
-  Printed at top and bottom of verso: Universally endorsed by the Press and Public as one of the funniest and most amusing home amusements of the age. Full of bristling fun and innocent pleasure for everybody. Overflowing fun and lots of it of the most enjoyable kind. A world of merriment for old and young.
-  Publication date based on copyright stamp on item.
-  Copyright stamp, date, and number appear on upper center of verso.
-  Stamped on verso: Nov 14 1889.
-  Copyright deposit.
Medium
1 print on linen : woodcut and wood engraving with color letterpress ; sheet 124.7 x 88.2 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Unprocessed in PAGA 7, no. 4766
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.50049
Library of Congress Control Number
2016649820
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-50049 (digital file from original print)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2016649820
Additional Metadata Formats
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MODS Record
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Zimmerling, Charles, Copyright Claimant. The donkey party game of putting the tail on the donkey. The funniest novelty of the age. , 1889. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified, Copyright 1888-89, C. Zimmerling, Phila] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016649820/.

APA citation style:

Zimmerling, C. (1889) The donkey party game of putting the tail on the donkey. The funniest novelty of the age. , 1889. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified, Copyright 1888-89, C. Zimmerling, Phila] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016649820/.

MLA citation style:

Zimmerling, Charles, Copyright Claimant. The donkey party game of putting the tail on the donkey. The funniest novelty of the age. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified, Copyright 1888-89, C. Zimmerling, Phila] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016649820/>.

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