Open (board): 14 in. × 22 in. × 1/8 in. (35.6 × 55.9 × 0.3 cm)
Container (box): 15 1/2 × 12 × 2 in. (39.4 × 30.5
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
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.
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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