The News Boy Game

Object Number: 
2000.336
Date: 
1895
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 19 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ NEWS/ BOY/ GAME/ COPYRIGHT 1895 BY PARKER BROTHERS, SALEM, MASS., U.S.A."
Inscriptions: 

In pencil: underside of board: "Loren Ward/ Naples/ N.Y." and "R.J.D. #26"

Description: 
Board game with four wooden playing pieces, a cardboard spinner with a metal arrow and a paper board applied to the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; chromolithographed board with a winding path of red and blue circles leading from the 'Newsboys Home" to the 'Book and Stationary store"; cover lithographed with images of a boy running behind a three people with an armload of papers, and a boy hawking papers over a newspaper labeled "The Times"; box lithographed with the inscription, "THE/ NEWS/ BOY/ GAME/ COPYRIGHT 1895 BY PARKER BROTHERS, SALEM, MASS., U.S.A.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group