The Game of Penny Post

Object Number: 
2000.321
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Open (board): 20 × 19 1/4 in. (50.8 × 48.9 cm) Container (box): 1 5/8 × 21 × 11 1/2 in. (4.1 × 53.3 × 29.2 cm)
Marks: 
lithographed: on the board label: "THE GAME OF/ PENNY POST/ PUBLISHED BY/ Parker Brothers, Salem, MASS." lithographed: on the box cover: "THE GAME OF/ PENNY/ POST/ PUBLISHED & COPYRIGHTED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS., U.S.A."
Description: 
"The Game of Penny Post" board game with twenty-eight cardboard letters, a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow and a bi-fold paper covered cardboard game board in a paper covered cardboard and wood box; board chromolithographed with a grid of named streets, blocks filled with buildings, each numbered and a post office in the center; label applied to the reverse of the board inscribed, "THE GAME OF/ PENNY POST/ PUBLISHED BY/ Parker Brothers, Salem, MASS."; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a post office with a carriage in front and a medallion portrait of a postal carrier; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "THE GAME OF/ PENNY/ POST/ PUBLISHED & COPYRIGHTED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS., U.S.A."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group