Post Office Game
board (open): 16 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. (41.3 x 66.7 cm)
lithographed: on board, lower left corner: "PATENT APPLIED FOR. COPYRIGHT 1897 BY PARKER BROS., SALEM, MASS., U.S.A." lithographed: on board: "POST OFFICE/GAME"
Cardboard gameboard (folded in two) with outside covered in pink and cream colored paper with floral and paisley pattern; on playing surface, map of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn docks, extending from South Ferry to 23rd Street, from 6th Avenue to 1st Avenue; bird's eye view of buildings, ships, parks, etc.; playing spaces marked by circles along streets, with street names and places such as the aquarium, Fulton St. Ferry, subtreasury, and the 5th Ave. Hotel marked inside.
The Post Office Game conveys the dense cityscape and urban bustle of lower Manhattan, with players traveling along a gameboard reproducing the city's streets from the island's southern tip to 23rd Street.
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
The Liman Collection
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