Whist board

Object Number: 
Z.943ab
Date: 
ca. 1905
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, textile
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 25.1 x 14.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on second piece of paper pasted to the inside of the board: "TWO-HANDED BRIDGE/WHIST PLAYED WITH DOUBLE DUMMY/CARD HOLDER/CPOYRIGHT, 1905/ by Gertrude Foster Wedderburn/CHEVY CHASE, MD. TO ENABLE TWO DEVOTEES OF/BRIDGE OR WHIST, DUPLICAT
Description: 
Folding whist board in cardboard box covered with burgundy paper, with impressed inscription on lid; inside covered with black paper, with image of two players affixed to inside of lid, with inscription; cardboard board covered in burgundy textile with ridge at center, sides scored into three sections that fold out to reveal comments and directions pasted on; can be folded to support hand of cards or to lie flat, to fit in box.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group