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Object ID 001088

Object Name Touch Game of Palmistry

Object Desc Touch game. It is from Parker Brothers.It is a game of palmistry. Box has a hand divided up into different symbols and meaning of life.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000957a-b

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General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 5

Object Date 1970

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Parker Bros.,Touch Game of Palmistry,toys,game,

Title Touch Game of Palmistry

Description Touch is the "Parker Brothers Game Of Palmistry. Lid (b) says "By Maxine Lucille Fiel" "No. 606""1970 Parker Brothers Inc., Salem, Mass, 01970, Made In USA" Lid has a yellow border and it is divided into 6 sections. It is blue, red, white, and green. There is a hand in the middle with lines on it and different symbols for the lines. Box (a) has the directions to the game. There is a newspaper clipping for "Star Gazing." There are "Touch Profile Sheets" and one of them is done with the name "Dan Chudnow." There are 50 cards explaining the life line, line of metality, heart line, fate line, other lines and signs, thumbs, and fingers. On the back of the box is a description of Maxiine Lucille Fiel with a picture of her.


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Height 1.5

Length 8.75

Width 11.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Maker Parker Bros.

Maker Details Parker Brothers was founded by George S. Parker. Parker's philosophy deviated from the prevalent theme of board game design; he believed that games should be played for enjoyment and did not need to emphasize morals and values. He created his first game, called Banking, in 1883 at the age of 16. Banking is a game in which players borrowed money from the bank and tried to generate wealth by guessing how well they could do. The game included 160 cards which foretold their failures or successes. The game was so popular among family and friends that his brother, Charles Parker, urged him to publish it. George approached two Boston publishers with the idea, but was unsuccessful. Not discouraged, he spent $40 to publish 500 sets of Banking. He eventually sold all but twelve copies, making a profit of $100.

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Date NOV 22,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Box is torn in a couple of places.


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 5 from Room 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin