The Errand Boy: An Amusing Game

Object Number: 
2000.325
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 19 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 50.2 x 26.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ ERRAND/ BOY/ AN AMUSING GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHTED 1891."
Description: 
Board game with four wooden playing pieces, a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow and a paper board applied to the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; chromolithographed board with a grid of multicolored numbered squares, some with directions, all around a rectangle with an image a boy carrying packages past an man in a striped suit smoking a cigarette and a bank office; cover lithographed with a boy carrying a package and another boy grasping the ear of a boy and dropping packages; box lithographed with the inscription, "THE/ ERRAND/ BOY/ AN AMUSING GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHTED 1891."; directons printed on the box cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group