Update

New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.

Checker and backgammon board

Object Number: 
2000.512
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 18 in. ( 45.7 x 45.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the reverse of the board: "Compliments of/ W. W. Winship/ Manufacturer Wholesale and Retail Dealer in/ TRUNKS, VALISES, BAGS,/ Etc., Etd./ SAMPLE/ Trunks and Bags/ A SPECIALITY/ REPAIRING/ Short Notice/ NO. 7 ELM STREET,/ BOSTON, MASS."
Description: 
Paper-covered cardboard adverstising checker board with ads surrounding the playing field and on the red squares of the field, advertisers include Pond's Extract, The New England Conservatory of Music, Wheeler and Wilson, Kakas Furs, Boston & Providence Railroad, etc.; reverse of the board printed, "Compliments of/ W. W. Winship/ Manufacturer Wholesale and Retail Dealer in/ TRUNKS, VALISES, BAGS,/ Etc., Etc./ SAMPLE/ Trunks and Bags/ A SPECIALITY/ REPAIRING/ Short Notice/ NO. 7 ELM STREET,/ BOSTON, MASS."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group