Bulls and Bears: The Great Wall Street Game
board: 14 x 22 x 1/8 in. ( 35.6 x 55.9 x 0.3 cm )
box: 15 1/2 x 12 x 2 in. ( 39.4 x 30.5 x 5.1 cm )
Board game with box, board, instructions, playing cards, paper money, eighteen wooden playing pieces, and one spinner; box with lithographed image of a bull and a bear dressed as gentlemen carrying canes in front of a bank; box cover inscribed, "BULLS AND BEARS/ the GREAT/ WALL/ ST./ GAME/ PATENTED/ 1883/ McLOUGHLIN BROS NEW-YORK;" rectangular board (folds in three) with blue and red spaces marked "RISE" and "FALL" in a semi-circle above the names of eight stocks and commodities with an image of a bull and a bear shearing a sheep at the top, images of brokers reading stock tape in the bottom corners, and brokers with a bull and a bear in the top corners; labels on outside of board inscribed, "Color Game/ Bulls and Bears.;" 175 playing cards, star-shaped spinner and eighteen natural wooden playing pieces.
The Liman Collection
lithographed: on box cover: "BULLS AND BEARS/ the GREAT/ WALL/ ST./ GAME/ PATENTED/ 1883/ McLOUGHLIN BROS NEW-YORK"
lithographed: board label: "Color Game/ Bulls and Bears."
lithographed: inscriptions on board: "RISE/ FALL/ RISE/ FALL/ RISE/ FALL/ RISE/ FALL/ RISE/ FALL/ RISE/ FALL/ RISE/ FALL/ PACIFIC MAIL/ COTTON/ LAKE SHORE/ WESTERN UNION/ WHEAT & CORN/ NORTHWEST/ ERIE/ PETROLEUM"
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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