Board game:Game of Round the World with Nellie Bly

McLoughlin Brothers1890

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Famed woman journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochran) gained her reputation through two feats. She wrote "Ten Days in a Mad-House" after an undercover visit to an insane asylum, and she circumnavigated the globe; setting a new world record. She set this record in 1888, although it only stood for a few months. Still, these achievements bought her much noteriety in the late 19th century. And the largest manufacturer of games at this time, McLoughlin Brothers of New York, made a board game to commemorate her travels. The game's traveling theme fits well with other travel games of the period. Playing such a game allowed stay-at-home players to experience a pretend journey. This particular example is just one of several Nellie Bly Game editions produced by McLoughlin.


  • Title: Board game:Game of Round the World with Nellie Bly
  • Creator: McLoughlin Brothers
  • Date Created: 1890
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Nellie Bly
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.3494

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