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Post Office Game

Object Number: 
2000.719
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard. paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 26 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 67.9 x 43.8 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE POST OFFICE/ Game/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS/ U S A/ COPYRIGHT/ 1897/ By Parker Brothers"
Description: 
"Post Office Game" board game with six paper letters, two dice cups and board applied to the top of the bottom half of a paper covered wood and cardboard box; cardboard box top nailed to the wooden aprons with metal reinforcements at the corners; board is a lithographed map of lower Manhattan with the streets and major sites labeled, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Soth Ferry, Washington Square, etc.; cardboard drawer holds the playing cards and die cups; box cover lithographed with a mailman delivering letters to a woman and a medallion image of a U.S. Post Office; Board inscribed, "THE POST OFFICE/ Game/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS/ U S A/ COPYRIGHT/ 1897/ By Parker Brothers"; directions printed on the underside of the box cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group