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Rambles Through Our Country

Object Name: Table game
Date: 1890
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Medium: Cardboard, paper, wood, canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/8 x 13 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. ( 2.9 x 33.3 x 23.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Hartford
Description: "Rambles Through Our Country" board game with a chromolithographed paper on canvas board, six cardboard playing pieces, two cardboard and wooden teetotems (stored in a small circular cardboard box), a paper instruction and playing manual and two advertising booklets in a paper covered cardboard box; board a large multicolored map of the United States with the state flower and industries printed in each, medallion in the upper right corner with the Statue of Liberty; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a waterfall and flowers; lithographed inscription on the box cover, "COPYRIGHT/ BY THE/ AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO./ 1881-1890./ HARTFORD, CONN./ RAMBLES/ THROUGH/ OUR COUNTRY/ AN INSTRUCTIVE/ GEOGRAPHICAL/ GAME/ SCHAEFER & WEISENBACH LITHO. 129 & [?] CROSBY ST. NY"; trains lithographed on the aprons.
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.446
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "COPYRIGHT/ BY THE/ AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO./ 1881-1890./ HARTFORD, CONN./ RAMBLES/ THROUGH/ OUR COUNTRY/ AN INSTRUCTIVE/ GEOGRAPHICAL/ GAME/ SCHAEFER & WEISENBACH LITHO. 129 & [?] CROSBY ST. NY"

Exhibitions:

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