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The Whirlpool Game

Object Number: 
ca. 1899
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Overall: 1 x 7 1/4 x 7 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 18.4 x 18.7 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "WHIRLPOOL/ GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S/ NEW YORK."
"Whirlpool" boxed board game with twelve round wooden counters and a square cardboard and metal spinner; lithographed board shows a shipwreck in the center, nautical scenes in each corner and a circular path; box cover lithographed with an image of a shipwreck, the diections in the lower right corner and the inscription, "WHIRLPOOL/ GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S/ NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group