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Object ID 000821

Object Name Lotto Game

Object Desc Wooden box covered in paper, containing 24 printed cardboard Lotto cards and 88 round wooden discs with numbers 1-19, 21-31, 33-90.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000748a-z

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 6

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1920

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords McLoughlin Brothers,games,Lotto,board games,boxes,bingo,

Title Lotto Game

Description Wooden box covered in paper. Box lid (748b) has images of shells and coral with a lotto card and "Lotto" in script writing in center. Box lid has been marked "1.75" in thick black marker and "Eugene" has been handwritten in several spots. Base of box (748a) has images of coral and lotto cards on four outer sides. Bottom is covered with unprinted paper. Inside has an attached cardboard insert glued to bottom. Box contains 24 printed cardboard lotto cards (CMY748c-z). Several have signatures on the back - CMY748a "Paul Felgner, Mayville, Wis."; CMY748j "Gusta Felgner, North Fond du Lac, Wis."; CMY748r "Paul Felgner, Mayville, Wis."; CMY748t "Helen Felgner, Theresa, Wis."; CMY748y "Mr. Ferdinand Felgner, Theresa, Wis." Box also contains 88 round wooden discs with numbers printed on them. Numbers 1-19, 21-31, 33-90. Wooden discs have not been numbered.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 0

Width 6.75

Depth 4

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions above are for box base + lid. Lid alone is 1 inch high, 6.75 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. Base alone is 1.5 inches high, 6.75 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. Lotto cards are 5.75 long and 3.25 inches wide. Wooden discs are 5/8 inch in diameter and have a 2 inch circumference.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker McLoughlin Brothers

Maker Details McLoughlin Bros., Inc. was a New York publishing firm active between 1828 and 1920. The company was a pioneer in color printing technologies in children's books. The company specialized in retellings or bowdlerizations of classic stories for children. The artistic and commercial roots of the McLoughlin firm were first developed by John McLoughlin, Jr. (1827-1905) who made his younger brother Edmund McLoughlin (1833-1889) a partner in 1855. By 1886, the firm published a wide range of items, including cheap chapbooks, large folio picture books, linen books, puzzles, games, and paper dolls. Many of the earliest and most valuable board games in America were produced by McLoughlin Brothers of New York. In 1920 the corporation was sold to Milton Bradley & Company. McLoughlin ceased game production at this time, but continued publishing their picture books.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY748a-z



Date JUN 24,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box shows a lot of wear in corners and edges. Cards are in good condition, some show staining or light wear but overall good. Wooden number discs are in good shape. #81 has many dents on numbered surface.


Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Toy Window Exhibit - automatic entry by admin