Board game:Round the World with Nellie Bly

McLoughlin Brothers1890

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

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.

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  • Title: Board game:Round the World with Nellie Bly
  • Creator: McLoughlin Brothers
  • Date Created: 1890, 1890
  • Location: New York, NY, New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Nellie Bly, travel, Nellie Bly, travel
  • Type: Board Games, Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.3324, 107.3324

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