The Horseless Carriage Race

Object Number: 
2000.299
Date: 
1900
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 21 1/4 x 12 7/8 in. ( 2.5 x 54 x 32.7 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE HORSELESS CARRIAGE/ RACE/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT 1900/ by McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK".
Description: 
"The Horseless Carrige Race" board game with two lead cars, a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow and a paper gameboard applied to the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; board chromolithographed with a map of the U.S., southern Canada and northern Mexico with major cities such as New York, New Orleans, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Quebec depicted with a path of automobiles around the map; box cover with an image of a man and a woman riding in an early automobile with Niagra Falls, two bicyclists and automobiles in the background; box cover inscribed "THE HORSELESS CARRIAGE/ RACE/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT 1900/ by McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK".
Gallery Label: 
Just before the turn of the 20th century, a noisy new mode of transportation entered the American streetscape. The automobile, also known as the "horseless carriage," fascinated restless Americans, allowing them to travel and experience their nation at "top" speed.
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