Game of Messenger Boy

Object Number: 
1992.12.9
Date: 
ca. 1897
Medium: 
Cardboard
Dimensions: 
board (open): 7 x 14 in. (17.8 x 35.6 cm)
Marks: 
lithographed: on lid, top: "GAME OF/MESSENGER/BOY" lithographed: on lid, bottom: "MANUFACTURED BY/J. H. SINGER/NEW YORK" written: in ink, bottom of lid: "Frank Proutant 1897" lithographed: on board: "DIRECTIONS./The players spin the Indicator in turn..
Description: 
Board game with remains of box lid and board (not folded); cover illustration of boy in blue uniform with slip of paper, in front of city scene of lighted storefronts and multistory buildings, with spray of flowers at lower right corner and scroll decoration at upper left; board with orange boxes with red lines marked with arrows and instructions; illustrations at each corner: home scene, jail, small boy in front of man seated at desk.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group