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Object Name Game, Board
Date 1890 copyright
Description Rambles Through Our Country geographical game in original cardboard box. The box contains a fold-out map of the U.S. with instructions and games pieces. Printed inscription on box lid: "COPYRIGHT BY THE AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY / 1881-1890 / HARTFORD, CONN".
(Keywords: Late Victorian)
Acquisition Gift of Lois Hirsch and Dorothy Ronckovitz
Ownership and History This game taught players historical and geographical facts about the United States. An advertisement quoted parents and teachers who called the game an excellent teaching aid.

Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1900
Maker American Publishing Co.
Subjects Games
Geography
Toys
Lexicon Sub-category Game
Catalog Number T04.0411
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.