Jerome Park Steeple Chase

Jerome Park Steeple Chase
Jerome Park Steeple Chase
Jerome Park Steeple Chase
Title
Jerome Park Steeple Chase
Date 
ca. 1885
Medium 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions 
board: 24 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. ( 62.2 x 34.6 cm ) box: 1 3/4 x 14 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 37.1 x 23.8 cm )
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."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.311
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group