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Donkey Party Printed on Linen


Classic "Pin the Tail" party games, such as this Milton Bradley example, probably originated some time in the middle or late 19th century. The first printed examples are dated in the 1880s. However, industrious parents may have made their own versions by hand long before this. Milton Bradley's example, holding a 1932 copyright, contains a very colorful donkey image, "Printed on Linen," which has its head turned backwards, as if noticing the random pins being stuck into it. Today's versions typically utilize velcro, magnets, or other less dangerous materials, as the "pins."

  • Manufacturer: Milton Bradley Company
  • Material: linen | paper
  • Origin: Springfield, MA
  • Style: party
  • Object ID: 112.2297
  • Credit Line: Gift of Diane Olin in memory of Stephen Olin
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