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The Checkered Game of Life

Object Number: 
2000.443
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 39.4 x 41.9 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "CHECKERED GAME/ of LIFE./ "THE FIRST GAME INVENTED AND MANUFACTURED BY MR. MILTON BRADLEY, PLAYED FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS."/ 4452/ MILTON BRADLEY CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Description: 
"The Checkered Game of Life" board game in a paper covered cardboard box with the board set into the bottom half of the box; board chromolithographed with a red and blue checkerboard path from "Infancy" to "Happy Old Age"; box cover chromolithographed with an image of the board covered with the pictures of two boys playing, a boy with books under his arm, a man in an office speaking in a phone and a family with a mother, father and two children; box cover inscribed, "CHECKERED GAME/ of LIFE./ "THE FIRST GAME INVENTED AND MANUFACTURED BY MR. MILTON BRADLEY, PLAYED FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS."/ 4452/ MILTON BRADLEY CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."; playing pieces include two wooden die cups, a pair of bone dice, and four wooden playing pieces.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group