Lost in the Woods

Object Number: 
2000.367
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 20 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 26 x 52.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "LOST IN THE/ WOODS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK"
Description: 
"Lost in the Woods" board game with two turned wooden playing pieces and a paper board applied to the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with two little girls, one in a red cape and bonnet, one in a blue dress in the woods; box cover inscribed, "LOST IN THE/ WOODS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK"; board with a meandering path with many choices of which road to take, passing places such as the blacksmith's shop, the sawmill, the old well and the barn in an attempt to get "HOME".
Gallery Label: 
The sumptuous cover art of Lost in the Woods illustrates the superlative quality of chromolithography attained by McLoughlin Brothers during the 1880s and 1890s.
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