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Object Name Game
Date 1915 ca.
Description Bello ring-toss game in original cardboard box. Made by Spear's Games, Bavaria. Box contains five painted wooden figures and 16 colored rings.
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Gift of Miss Josephine Henning
Ownership and History This game was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1935 by Miss Josephine Henning. It is noted in the Society's accession records as having belonged to the Banker - White family of Greenridge, Staten Island.

Park J. and Sophia (Banker) White were married in 1886. This game may have been used by their children, J. Russell (born in 1887) and Park Jerauld Jr. (born in 1891).

Research in census records shows that Miss Henning was a household employee of the White family. She is listed as the family's waitress in 1910 and as the maid in 1930.
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Games
Lexicon Sub-category Game
Associated People Banker - White family
Catalog Number T04.0008
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.