During the late 19th century, game makers Chaffee & Selchow produced many game box cover designs featuring children at play. The firm's "Tug of War" game is a great example. This example lacks its playing pieces, but the game board is fixed to the inside box bottom and the instructions are printed inside the cover. The cover demonstrates a familiar tug of war game, pitting boys against girls.


  • Title: Board game:Tug of War
  • Creator: Chaffee & Selchow
  • Date Created: 1898
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: child, rope, game
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.4024

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