The New Pilgrim's Progress

Object Number: 
2000.454
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Open (board): 18 1/4 × 21 1/2 in. (46.4 × 54.6 cm) Container (box): 1 3/8 × 19 1/4 × 11 1/2 in. (3.5 × 48.9 × 29.
Marks: 
printed: on the reverse of the board: "THE/ Pilgrim's Progress/ -NEW-GAME.-" printed: box cover: "THE NEW/ PILGRIM'S PROGRESS/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS/ COPYRIGHT 1893. NEW YORK".
Description: 
"The New Pilgrim's Progress" board game in box with board, 2 two-arrow spinners and eleven turned playing pieces; paper covered cardboard bi-fold board with a multi-colored path from the city of Destruction to the Celestial City, the landscape includes Mt. Sinai, The Cross, Vanity Fair, the Valley of the Shadow of Death and Beulah Land; reverse of board printed, "THE/ Pilgrim's Progress/ -NEW-GAME.-"; cover of paper covered wood and cardboard box printed with images of angels, hell a man at the True Cross, and other pilgrims; box inscribed, "THE NEW/ PILGRIM'S PROGRESS/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS/ COPYRIGHT 1893. NEW YORK".
Gallery Label: 
Based on John Bunyan's timeless classic published in 1678, Pilgrim's Progress leads players (pilgrims) along a multi-colored path from the city of destruction to the celestial city. Still in production and popular in the Christian game market, the Game of Pilgrim's Progress continues to inculcate religious values in American children.
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