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The Game of Politics, or, the Race for the Presidency

Object Name: Game board
Date: 1889
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Medium: Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 18 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (47.6 x 47.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Leominster
Description: Square game board (folds in two) with images of the first 22 presidents depicted in medallions along the edges, red, white and blue spaces around images of the White House and Senate chambers draped in flags, acanthus leaves and US Shields; blue label on the outside of the board inscribed, "THE/ Game of Politics/ OR THE/ Race for the Presidency./ MANUFACTURED BY THE/ W. S. REED TOY CO., LEOMINSTER, MASS./ COPYRIGHTED 1887 BY JEANIE P. CLARKE."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.308
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Exhibitions:

"If Elected: Campaigning for the Presidency," New-York Historical Society, June 22-November 3, 2004.

"If Elected: The Game of American Politics," New-York Historical Society, July 4, 2008-January 11, 2009.