the J. Ottmann Lithography Co. produced the game "Christmas Mail" in the late 19th century. In the game, players must read addresses on letter cards they're given at the start. They deliver the letters to addresses they pass during the game play, and the first to deliver all letters wins. Holiday-themed games doubtless appealed to present-buying parents.


  • Title: Board game:Christmas Mail
  • Creator: J. Ottmann Lithography Co.
  • Date Created: ca. 1890
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Santa Claus, mail, Christmas
  • Type: Board Games, Holidays and Celebrations
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.3865

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