Cash: Honesty is the Best Policy

Cash: Honesty is the Best Policy
Title
Cash: Honesty is the Best Policy
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 36.2 x 21 cm )
Description 
"Cash: Honesty is the Best Policy" board game with four wooden playing pieces, a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow and the dirctions printed below and a chromolithographed cardboard board in a paper covered cardboard box; chromolithographed board with a grid of multicolored numbered squares, some with directions, all around a rectangle with a boy carrying a package and a boy walking away from a cashier's window; cover lithographed with a boy carrying a package with women examining fabric at a counter in the background; box lithographed with the inscription, "CASH/ HONESTY/ IS THE/ BEST/ POLICY/ MANUFACTURED BY/ J. H. SINGER/ NEW YORK, U.S.A.".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.758
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "CASH/ HONESTY/ IS THE/ BEST/ POLICY/ MANUFACTURED BY/ J. H. SINGER/ NEW YORK, U.S.A."
Gallery Label 
The simple game of Cash provided those who could afford the $1.50 game with the opportunity to climb the ladder from errand boy to millionaire.
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group