Game of the District Messenger Boy or Merit Rewarded

Object Number: 
1992.12.4
Date: 
ca. 1886
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, metal (probably tin)
Dimensions: 
box: 1 3/4 x 17 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on lid: "GAME OF THE/DISTRICT/MESSENGER/BOY/OR/MERIT/Rewarded" printed: on lid: "COPYRIGHTED 1886 BY/MCLOUGHLIN BROTHERS/NEW-YORK" printed: on bottom of board: "The object of the game is to see who will first become the President of the Telegra
Description: 
Board game consisting of board, four metal (probably tin) game pieces (running messenger boys on round bases), in wooden box with cover illustration of boy in blue uniform and cap running with piece of paper in right hand in front of series of buildings; board is in the form of a maze, with almost every box marked with description or instruction, such as "Advance to BOX INSPECTOR," with illustration at each corner and spinner at lower right corner.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group