Jerome Park Steeple Chase

Object Number: 
2000.311
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Open (board): 24 1/2 × 13 5/8 in. (62.2 × 34.6 cm) Container (box): 1 3/4 × 14 5/8 × 9 3/8 in. (4.4 × 37.1 × 23.8
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "JEROME PARK/ Steeple-Chase/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS, NEW-YORK."
Description: 
"Jerome Park Steeple Chase" board game in a paper covered cardboard and wood box with four chromolithographed horse and jockey playing pieces in wooden stands; board (folds in four) with an oval race track with numbers around the edges an traps at six intervals, image of three men on horseback at the bottom of the oval, men jumping traps in medallions in the corners; directions lithographed in the center of the track; box cover cromolithographed with a pack of four men on horses jumping a fence, one being thrown, one fallen; box cover inscribed, "JEROME PARK/ Steeple-Chase/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS, NEW-YORK."
Gallery Label: 
Located in the Fordham section of the Bronx, the fashionable and luxurious Jerome Park Racetrack staged thoroughbred horse races from 1866 to 1889.
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