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Advance and Retreat: A Game of Skill

Object Name: Table game
Date: 1900
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Medium: Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 1 x 19 5/8 x 10 3/8 in. (2.5 x 49.8 x 26.4 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: "Advance and Retreat: A Game of Skill" board game with the board set into the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; 14 turned wooden playing pieces, two larger than the others; box cover chromolithographed with a chick dressed in a cocked hat and military waistcoat in the lower left corner and a hare in pink pants in a garden; box cover inscribed, "ADVANCE/ AND/ RETREAT/ A GAME/ of SKILL/ PLAYTIME/ SERIES/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT/ 1900/ by McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK"; board chromolithographed with four rings of colored spaces around a town in the center, four corners have images of three boys playing war.
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.346
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "ADVANCE/ AND/ RETREAT/ A GAME/ of SKILL/ PLAYTIME/ SERIES/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT/ 1900/ by McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK"

Bibliography:

Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.

Exhibitions:

"The Games We Played: Victorian Games from the Liman Collection," New-York Historical Society, December 4, 2001-March 24, 2002.