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Object Name: Checker and backgammon board
Date: ca. 1875
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Medium: Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 18 x 18 in. ( 45.7 x 45.7 cm )
Place made: North America, U.S.A., Boston
Description: Paper-covered cardboard adverstising checker board with ads surrounding the playing field and on the red squares of the field, advertisers include Pond's Extract, The New England Conservatory of Music, Wheeler and Wilson, Kakas Furs, Boston & Providence Railroad, etc.; reverse of the board printed, "Compliments of/ W. W. Winship/ Manufacturer Wholesale and Retail Dealer in/ TRUNKS, VALISES, BAGS,/ Etc., Etc./ SAMPLE/ Trunks and Bags/ A SPECIALITY/ REPAIRING/ Short Notice/ NO. 7 ELM STREET,/ BOSTON, MASS."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.512
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Marks: printed: on the reverse of the board: "Compliments of/ W. W. Winship/ Manufacturer Wholesale and Retail Dealer in/ TRUNKS, VALISES, BAGS,/ Etc., Etd./ SAMPLE/ Trunks and Bags/ A SPECIALITY/ REPAIRING/ Short Notice/ NO. 7 ELM STREET,/ BOSTON, MASS."