Cardboard, canvas, paper, metal, gilding
Open: 14 3/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 36.5 x 36.2 cm )
written: in black ink on sticker affixed to outside of board: "Checker board with/portraits of Generals of/Civil War./Presented by S.V.Hoffman/Sept. 24, 1927/Museum Accession/# 784"
Checkerboard (folded in two) covered in black canvas; playing surface with every other square lithographed with photographs of Civil War generals, in full uniform, with names written in script across corner of square, all tinted sepia; playing surface bounded by strip of gilded metal, with edge of board covered in black canvas.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, September 24, 1927
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