Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Each (figure): 6 1/8 x 2 x 3/4 in. (15.6 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm) Box: 1 x 19 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 48.9 x 26 cm )
printed: on the box cover: "MIMIC WAR/ TOKALON SERIES/ TRADE MARK/ Published by EDGAR O. CLARK,/ SUCCESSOR TO/ CLARK & SOWDON/ NEW YORK"
"Mimic War" table game with box and thirty military figures; cover of box lithographed with an image of a battle scene during the Franco-Prussian War with Prussian cavalry and French foot soldiers; cover inscribed, "MIMIC WAR/ TOKALON SERIES/ TRADE MARK/ Published by EDGAR O. CLARK,/ SUCCESSOR TO/ CLARK & SOWDON/ NEW YORK;" twenty-four cardboard figures dressed in Spanish-American War costume, with seven different characters in army and naval dress with a name handwritten on the back of each figure; all supported by wooden stands; six figures applied to piece of wall paper; two small printed U.S. flags attached to wooden poles and one partial figure.
Mimic War includes thirty military figures that children could use to act out their favorite war battles. Though the box cover illustrates soldiers from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), the "action" figures inside are dressed in the naval and military costume of the Spanish-American War (1898).
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
The Liman Collection
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