Game of College Boat Race

Object Number: 
2000.394
Date: 
1900
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 21 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 54.6 x 32.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ COLLEGE/ BOAT/ RACE/ McLOUGHIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT 1900 BY/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."
Description: 
"Game of College Boat Race" board game in a paper covered cardboard box with a paper gameboard applied to the bottom half of the card board box, four wooden playing pieces and a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow; box cover chromolithographed with three sculls filled with rowers on a river with a grandstand in the background; box cover inscribed, "GAME OF/ COLLEGE/ BOAT/ RACE/ McLOUGHIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT 1900 BY/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK."; board chromolithographed with a u-shaped track around an island with a boat house at the shore and a house on a hill, track surrounded by many types of boats and an island in the upper right corner;directions printed on the underside of the box cover.
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group