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Games of Messenger Boy, Tivoli, and Fox and Geese

Object Number: 
2000.320
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
overall (closed: 2 x 7 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 18.4 x 38.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the side of the box: "McLOUGHLIN BROS./ MESSENGER BOY"
Description: 
"Games of Messenger Boy, Tivoli and Fox and Geese" board game with a hinged box that opens like a book with two boards on the interior. One side is a grid with, yellow, peach, red and green spaces. Reverse has a red cross shaped track with a battle scene, a fox, a boy playing a board game and an angry goose in the corners; box opens to a grid board on the exterior with spaces marked with stars, numbers and instructions such as "Dullnee Go back to 1" and "Head of Firm", corners decorated with medallions, bottom two images of the application office, upper two with prisons; side of box lithographed, "MCLOUGHLIN BROS./ MESSENGER BOY"; smaller cardboard box holds 17 playing pieces and a spinner.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group