Rough Rider Ten-Pins

Object Number: 
ca. 1898
Cardboard, Wood
Box: 19 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 48.9 x 23.5 x 4.1 cm ) Each (pins): 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in. (21 x 8.9 x 0.6 cm)
lithographed: on the cover: "ROUGH RIDER TEN-PINS/ RBLISS"
"Rough Rider Ten-pins" table game with box and ten pins; cover of box lithographed with three "Rough Riders" on horseback, one carrying a pistol, one a sword and another a rifle, with a field of other riders in the background; cover inscribed, "ROUGH RIDER TEN-PINS/ RBLISS;" ten pins, with five different characters on horse back, two of each: "Cowgirl," "Rough Rider," "Indian," "Mexican," and "Cow/ Boy/ Dude" all supported by wooden stands painted pink.
Gallery Label: 
"Rough Riders" was the popular name for the 1st Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry Volunteers, organized largely by Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War. Its members were mostly ranchers and cowboys from the West, with a sprinkling of adventurous blue bloods from eastern universities.
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
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Creative: Tronvig Group