Game of Mail Express and Accommodation or Interstate Commerce

Object Number: 
2000.396
Date: 
1895
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 22 3/8 x 14 7/8 in. ( 4.1 x 56.8 x 37.8 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "Game of/ MAIL EXPRESS/ AND/ ACCOMMODATION/ or INTERSTATE COMMERCE/ Paptent applied for Copyrighted 1895 by McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK."
Description: 
"Game of Mail Express and Accommodation or Interstate Commerce" with three cardboard playing piece lithographed with an image of a train engine and set into a wooden stand, a dice cup, two die, and eighteen playing cards; board applied to the top of the lower half of the paper covered cardboard and wooden box; board printed with a map of the United States; cover lithographed with a central image of men unloading sacks from a train and surrounded by an image of a postman, a train crossing a bridge, a train rounding a corner, a horse drawn mail wagon and a train running at full speed; box inscribed, "Game of/ MAIL EXPRESS/ AND/ ACCOMMODATION/ or INTERSTATE COMMERCE/ Paptent applied for Copyrighted 1895 by McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group