Yankee Doodle: A Game of American History

Yankee Doodle: A Game of American History
Yankee Doodle: A Game of American History
Title
Yankee Doodle: A Game of American History
Date 
1895
Medium 
Cardboard, wood, paper, bone
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 21 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 3.2 x 53.7 x 36.2 cm )
Description 
"Yankee Doodle: A Game of American History" board game in a paper covered wood and carboard box with a drawer in the left side to hold the playing pieces and the board applied across the bottom half of the box; board a winding path of circles and cartouche vignettes detailing the history of the United States the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, including the Boston Tea Party, the battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac and the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge; box cover chromolithographed with a medallion portrait of a revolutionary drum and fyfe corp., the Battle of Bunker Hill, a medallion bust of Ben franklin and the Battle of the Constitution and the Guerriere 1812; box cover inscribed, "YANKEE/ DOODLE/ A/ GAME/ of/ American/ History/ 1775/ Battle of Bunker Hill 1775/ Constitution and Guerriere 1812/ Copyright 1895 by PARKER BROTHERS Salem, Mass. USA"; playing pieces include four turned wooden playing pieces and eight bone chips.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.354
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "YANKEE/ DOODLE/ A/ GAME/ of/ American/ History/ 1775/ Battle of Bunker Hill 1775/ Constitution and Guerriere 1812/ Copyright 1895 by PARKER BROTHERS Salem, Mass. USA"
Gallery Label 
Players of Yankee Doodle compete along a pathway of American history, racing from the starting line at the Boston Tea Party (1773) to cross the finish at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago.
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group