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Game of Trip 'Round the World

Object Number: 
2000.376
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 22 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 57.2 x 41.3 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ TRIP/ ROUND/ THE/ WORLD/ Copyright 1897 by/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N.Y."
Description: 
"Game of Trip Around the World" board game with five lead yachts and three wooden dice cups in a paper covered cardboard game board applied across the top of the bottom half of the box; game board with a flap on the right sit that lifts to store playing pieces; board chromolithographed with a map of the world with a red path around the world starting in New York and ending in London, gold medals around the edge of the board with flags representing countries along the route; box cover with an image of Venice, Italy in the upper right corner and an image of three children riding a sea turtle on a beach with a steamship in the background in the lower left corner; box cover inscribed, "GAME OF/ TRIP/ ROUND/ THE/ WORLD/ Copyright 1897 by/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N.Y."
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group