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The Letter Carrier

Object Number: 
2000.339
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 8 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 21.6 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ Letter/ Carrier/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK".
Description: 
"The Letter Carrier" board game with 104 cardboard letters, a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow, four wooden playing pieces and a paper board applied to the bottom half of the cardboard box; board chromolithographed with a grid of named streets, blocks filled with buildings, each numbered and a post office in the center; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a postal carrier handing a letter to a woman in a doorway; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "THE/ Letter/ Carrier/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group