Researched and written by Rachel Rabinowitz, Collections Manager and Visitor Services Coordinator, Claire Goode, Living History Specialist, and Teresa Marcus, Community Engagement Coordinator
Guess what the mysterious object from our collections is and learn the truth behind it. This is the third in a series of short videos focusing on our historic collections. See the first one here. And the second one here. Can you guess them all?
Spoiler Alert! The Answer is Below
The video features what are called loo chips.
Many different card games in the colonial era required fish, fiche, chips, or counters. These tokens denoted value, enabling players to keep track of their winnings. These chips were also used for games like whist or quadrille. They were imported from China and were often made of mother of pearl.
Loo chips (1987.15)- Gift of the London Town Public House Assembly
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