Wood, cardboard, metal, paper
board (open): 16.3 x 17 cm (6 3/8 x 6 11/16 in.)
lithographed: on lid: "GAME/OF THE/TELEGRAPH/BOY/OR/MERIT/REWARDED"
lithographed: on lid, bottom left corner: "Copyrighted 1888 by MCLOUGHLIN BRO'S/NEW YORK"
printed: on board, top: "GAME OF THE TELEGRAPH BOY"
printed: on board, bottom: "copyrighted-18
Board game consisting of square board (folded in two), cardboard base with metal spinner in lower right corner, and metal figure (in blue uniform, running) mounted on round base; board with octagonal red playing area with yellow path with arrows leading to center, marked "PRESIDENT"; boxes marked with instructions and each position, as player progresses to top; on box, cover illustration divided into three sections: telegraph machine with paper spilling out of basket, boy in blue uniform running out of office, and boy presenting envelope to man seated at desk.
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