A. D. T. Messenger Boy

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Cardoard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 15 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 38.4 x 41.9 cm )
Description: 
"A. D. T. Messenger Boy" board game consisting of paper covered cardboard board, four wooden game pieces in a paper covered cardboard box with cover illustration of boy in blue uniform and cap handing a piece of paper to a man at a desk; box cover inscribed, "A D T Messenger/ Boy/ A/ GAME/ 4033 MADE In U.S.A. MILTON BRADLEY Co., SPRINGFIELD, MASS"; board a spiral of circles divided by messenger boys, with some circles marked with description or instruction, such as "ABILITY Go To Clerk," with an illustration of "The President" seated at a desk in the center.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.338
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "A D T Messenger/ Boy/ A/ GAME/ 4033 MADE In U.S.A. MILTON BRADLEY Co., SPRINGFIELD, MASS"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
44075
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dresses Worn by the "First Ladies" of the White House (Paper Doll Cut-outs)

Classification: 
Date: 
1937
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (27 x 34.3 cm)
Description: 
Paper doll book "Dresses Worn by the 'First Ladies' of the White House (Paper Doll Cut-outs)"; full color stiff card covers with four punch-out dolls on the rear cover; twelve full color pages of cut-out gowns worn by First Ladies (and daughters) from George Washington through Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ellen Liman
Object Number: 
2008.33
Gallery Label: 
Designed by Maybelle Mercer, these paper dolls were manufactured by the Saalfield Publishing Co. of Akron. Saalfield began making children's books in 1900 and introduced paper dolls in 1918. The company flourished as the popularity of paper dolls soared in the 1940s and '50s.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1942
eMuseum Object ID: 
63452
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Checkered Game of Life

Classification: 
Date: 
1866
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper, bone
Dimensions: 
Open (board): 13 1/4 × 13 1/2 in. (33.7 × 34.3 cm)
Description: 
"The Checkered Game of Life" board game with two paper covered cardboard gameboards and box to hold the playing pieces; boards chromolithographed with red and peach checkerboard paths from "Infancy" to "Happy Old Age"; reverse of boards printed, "THE/ Checkered/ GAME/ OF/ LIFE. PUBLISHED BY/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."; box cover lithographed with the inscription"THE/ CHECKERED GAME/ OF/ LIFE."; playing pieces include a paper instruction sheet, a wooden and cardboard teetotem and four bone playing pieces.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.496b
Marks: 
lithographed: on the reverse of the board: "THE/ Checkered/ GAME/ OF/ LIFE. PUBLISHED BY/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS." lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ CHECKERED GAME/ OF/ LIFE."
Gallery Label: 
The marriage of spiritual values and worldly achievement first appeared in Milton Bradley's inaugural game, The Checkered Game of Life. As in the Mansion of Happiness, the game taught lessons of success achieved through virtuous living. However, Bradley's game also secularized the notion of virtuous living by rewarding material accomplishments. To celebrate the centennial of the game in 1960, Milton Bradley issued The Game of Life, which traced the steps from high school graduation to retire..
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1866
eMuseum Object ID: 
63428
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Premium Game of Logomachy or War of Words

Classification: 
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 5 in. ( 3.2 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
"The Premium Game of Logomachy or War of Words" card game with 72 playing cards printed with birds on both sides and a letter from the alphabet on one side and an instruction booklet; box cover stamped in gold with the inscription, "THE PREMIUM GAME/ LOGOMACHY/ OR WAR OF WORDS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS, N.Y./ COPYRIGHTED 1888."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.656
Marks: 
stamped: on the box cover: "THE PREMIUM GAME/ LOGOMACHY/ OR WAR OF WORDS/ McLOGHLIN BROS, N.Y./ COPYRIGHTED 1888."
Gallery Label: 
Introduced in 1874, the word-building game Logomachy or War of Words was awarded a silver medal at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition for the best new parlor game.
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1889
eMuseum Object ID: 
54817
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Game of Phoebe Snow

Classification: 
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Open (board): 15 3/4 × 16 5/8 in. (40 × 42.2 cm) Container (box): 1 1/4 × 8 3/4 × 16 3/8 in. (3.2 × 22.2 × 41.6 c
Description: 
"The Game of Phoebe Snow" board game with board, four turned wooden playing pieces, and a spinner in a paper covered cardboard box; board has a winding path and image of a train moving past a train station, each corner has an image of a place passed in order to travel from New York to San Fransisco including Chicago and the Rocky Mountains; board inscribed, "CHICAGO/ NEW YORK/ ROCKY MOUNTAINS/ SAN FRANCISCO"; box cover lithographed with an image of Phoebe Snow in a white coat wearing an oversized hat with ostrich feathers and carrying a case and an umbrella; box cover inscribed, "Game of/ Phoebe/ Snow/ 5353/ COPYRIGHT 1909/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.445
Marks: 
lithographed: on the board: "CHICAGO/ NEW YORK/ ROCKY MOUNTAINS/ SAN FRANSISCO" lithographed: on the box: "Game of/ Phoebe/ Snow/ 5353/ COPYRIGHT 1909/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK."
Gallery Label: 
The product of a now-forgotten advertising genius, Miss Phoebe Snow was the fictional character, perennially attired in a spotless white dress and gloves, used to promote the Lackawanna Railroad's use of a clean-burning form of coal called anthracite. In this game, players race across the country in a train, boarding in New York City and debarking in San Francisco. Travel games such as Phoebe Snow reflected America's growing tourism industry, which was energized by marketing efforts aimed at..
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1909
eMuseum Object ID: 
54762
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Where's Johnny?

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1858
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 3.8 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Card game composed of 32 cards printed in black with hand coloring; one card represents "Johnny," the others have verses of a rhyme about finding Johnny. Each card has handwritten city (i.e. Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Boston) and a number, allowing players to play the game of "Lost Heir."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2002.22
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
45759
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Home ABC

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 7 x 1/8 in. ( 26.7 x 17.8 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
"Home ABC" children's book with 10 linen pages with lithographed images of objects accompanied by letters of the alphabet and reading lessons; chromolithographed cover with two children, one playing a drum the other a horn; cover inscribed, "LINEN BOOK/ HOME A B C/ McLOUGHLIN BROS NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.789
Marks: 
lithographed: on the front cover: "LINEN BOOK/ HOME A B C/ McLOUGHLIN BROS NEW YORK."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
45018
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Golden ABC

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 19.7 x 11.4 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
"The Golden ABC" children's book with 8 paper pages with lithographed images of objects accompanied by letters and reading lessons; chromolithographed cover with a boy juggling A B and C; cover inscribed, "THE/ GOLDEN/ A/ B/ C/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ PUBLISHERS/ N. Y."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.788
Marks: 
lithographed: on the front cover: "THE/ GOLDEN/ A/ B/ C/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ PUBLISHERS/ N. Y."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
45013
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

My Darling's Pictoral ABC

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 26.7 x 17.1 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
"My Darling's Pictoral ABC" children's book with 12 paper pages with lithographed images of objects and vignettes accompanied by letters of the alphabet; chromolithographed cover with a boy and girl reading an oversized book; back cover printed with advertisements; cover inscribed, "M Y LITTLE/ DARLING'S/ Pictor l/ A B/ C/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ PUBLISHERS N.Y."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.785
Marks: 
lithographed: on the front cover: "M Y LITTLE/ DARLING'S/ Pictor l/ A B/ C/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ PUBLISHERS N.Y."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
45012
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

A B C of Comic Animals

Classification: 
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 10 x 1/8 in. ( 31.1 x 25.4 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
"A B C of Comic Animals" children's book with 12 paper pages with lithographed images of personified animals in vignettes accompanied by a poem and letters of the alphabet; chromolithographed cover with personified animals playing on tumbling blocks including, a monkey, bear, cat, pig and dog; cover inscribed, "A/ B/ C/ OF/ COMIC/ ANIMALS/ COPYRIGHT 1897 BY/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Object Number: 
2000.783
Marks: 
lithographed: on the cover: "A/ B/ C/ OF/ COMIC/ ANIMALS/ COPYRIGHT 1897 BY/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1897
eMuseum Object ID: 
45011
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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