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Game of Steeplechase

Object Number: 
1992.12.21
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/2 x 17 x 8 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 43.2 x 22.2 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on box lid, top: "GAME OF STEEPLE CHASE" lithographed: on box lid, bottom left corner: "4902/MADE IN U.S.A." lithographed: on box lid, bottom right corner: "MILTON BRADLEY CO. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. U.S.A." printed: on inside of box lid: "490
Description: 
Board game consisting of board, spinner with numbers marked, and four wooden game pieces, painted blue, turquoise, and red; square board (folded in two) with race-course indicated by spiral bordered by red fence, on green pastoral background with spaces indicated by lines and elaborate grandstand at center; cardboard box with cover illustration of four riders in pack, jumping their horses over hedge, in front of background of fields and trees; sides of box decorated with repeating scenes of riders jumping horses over obstacles in pastoral landscape.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group