Hurdle Race: It is Great Sport

Object Number: 
2000.498
Date: 
ca. 1905
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. ( 3.2 x 3.5 x 28.9 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "HURDLE RACE/ IT IS GREAT SPORT/ MILTON BRADLEY CO. SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Description: 
"Hurdle Race: It is Great Sport" board game with four wooden playing pieces, a cardboard spinner and a paper board applied to the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; chromolithographed board with an oval race track with numerous characters in the center and around the board; box cover lithographed with a steeple chase race being run by six characters including a personified elephant; two keystone cops look on and drag a woman out of the water trap; box cover inscribed, "HURDLE RACE/ IT IS GREAT SPORT/ MILTON BRADLEY CO. SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group