box: 21 3/4 x 10 x 2 1/2 in. ( 55.2 x 25.4 x 6.4 cm )
lithographed: on the cover: "GAME of UNCLE SAM'S MAIL/ COPYRIGHTED 1893/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK"
Board game with box, board, and playing pieces; box cover lithographed with illustrations of a mailman delivering mail, a steamship, a horse-drawn coach, a train, a man riding a horse and letters streaming toward a mailbox; cover inscribed, "GAME of UNCLE SAM'S MAIL/ COPYRIGHTED 1893/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK;" rectangular board (folds in four) with a map of the United States; 144 mail cards, two dice cups, two pairs of dice, and four 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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