The Limited Mail and Express Game

Object Number: 
2000.333
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 21 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. ( 3.8 x 53.7 x 35.9 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE LIMITED MAIL/ AND EXPRESS/ GAME/ Copyright 1894 by/ PARKER BROS/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS. U.S.A."
Description: 
"The Limited Mail and Express Game" board game in a paper covered cardboard box with a drawer in the lower half to hold the playing pieces; chromolithographed board applied across the bottom half of the box; box cover lithographed with illustrations of a mailman delivering mail, a horse-drawn coach, a train, empty railroad tracks and menunload sacks from a train; cover inscribed, "THE LIMITED MAIL/ AND EXPRESS/ GAME/ Copyright 1894 by/ PARKER BROS/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM, MASS. U.S.A."; board chromolithographed with a map of the United States; 31 train cards and three metal train playing pieces; directions applied to the underside of the box cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
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Creative: Tronvig Group