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Several game manufacturers produced board games, in the late nineteenth century, patterned after the "rags to riches" juvenile literature written by Horatio Alger during this same period. These games all bear similar titles and game play involves beginning as a baseline laborer and persevering until one player becomes the president or boss of the whole business. The games doubtless appealed to game-buying parents who hoped their children might learn from them, similar to encouraging them to read Alger's fiction. New York firm McLoughlin Brothers manufactured several versions of this game. This particular example is the game board only.

Details

  • Title: Game board:Game of the District Messenger Boy
  • Creator: McLoughlin Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1890, ca. 1890
  • Location: New York, NY, New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: boy, boy
  • Type: Board Games, Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.3625, 107.3625

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