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Game of a Visit to the Old Homestead

Identifier: EPH 5049

Scope and Contents

One game for two to four players manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Players spin to advance wooden pawns along an oblong path printed on a board. The board is designed to resemble a patchwork quilt with fourteen numbered, illustrated ‘patches’ each depicting rural pastimes such as gathering chicken eggs and husking corn. When players land on a space corresponding with one of these pastimes, they collect a bone marker piece. Once all of the markers have been collected, the player with the highest number wins. An extra marker and two additional pawns are included in this set.


  • Copyright: 1903


Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The item is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


1 box (1 game (1 board, 18 pieces, 1 spinner)) : cardboard, metal, wood, bone, color ; 31 x 53 cm board built into 33 x 55 x 3 cm box


Rules of play printed inside box lid.

Jennifer Brcka
2019 September 17
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556