Games of Checkers, Backgammon and Toussel

Object Number: 
2000.661
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 1 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. ( 4.8 x 19 x 35.9 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the label: "GAMES OF/ CHECKERS/ Back-gammon/ AND/ TOUSEL/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, NEW YORK."
Description: 
"Games of Checkers, Backgammon and Toussel" board game with a hinged box that opens like a book with a backgammon board on the interior; box opens to a red and gold checkerboard with a path of gold squares with foliate and geometric decoration around the edges; game board slides into a paper covered cardboard sleeve with a chromolithograped label with an image of a man and woman playing checkers and the inscription, "GAMES OF/ CHECKERS/ Back-gammon/ AND/ TOUSEL/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, NEW YORK."; playing pieces include a paper instruction booklet, a pair of dice, and thirty-eight wooden playing pieces in a cardboard box bottom.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group