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The Newport Yacht Race

Object Number: 
2000.294
Date: 
ca. 1891
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 50.2 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ NEWPORT YACHT/ RACE/ AN EXCITING GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."
Description: 
"The Newport Yacht Race" board game with two chromolithographed cardboard yacht playing pieces on wooden stands, a cardoard spinner with a metal arrow and a paper game board applied to the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; board chromolithographed with a red and gold path from Newport, RI around block Island and back with sailboats and steam ferries on the water and anchors in the four corners; box cover lithographed with five children playing in a beached rowboat in the lower right corner and two racing sailboats in the upper left; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "THE/ NEWPORT YACHT/ RACE/ AN EXCITING GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group