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Metal

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Flying the Beam: A Game of Aerial Transport

 Item
Identifier: EPH 5045
Scope and Contents One game designed by Captain William J. Chapman and manufactured by Parker Brothers, Inc. Players spin and move pieces across a board marked to represent the challenges of flying a plane into an airport using only radio signals.
Dates: Copyright: 1941

Game of a Visit to the Old Homestead

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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...
Dates: Copyright: 1903

Game of Fun at the Circus

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Identifier: EPH 5047
Scope and Contents One simple race board game for two to four players, manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Designed for younger children, players spin and advance wooden pieces along a grid of numbered squares to play. Colorful illustrations including monkeys, a clown, leaping dogs, and a tightrope walker denote squares that offer advancement or setback along the players’ route.
Dates: Copyright: 1899

Game of Hunting the Tiger

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Identifier: EPH 5051
Scope and Contents One strategy-based board game for two players produced by McLoughlin Brothers. The game board consists of concentric rings of colored cells, surrounded by illustrated jungle scenes. The object of the game is to determine whether the first player’s game pieces representing a tiger and its 6 cubs, or the second player’s game pieces representing an elephant and its 6 ‘beaters’ will be first to move from the outermost ring to occupy the ‘jungle’ at the center of the board.
Dates: Copyright: 1897

Round the World with Nellie Bly

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Identifier: EPH 5044
Scope and Contents One board game for two to four players manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York and copyrighted by J. A. Crozier. Players spin to advance pawns along a spiral-shaped course replicating the globe-circling trip accomplished by Nellie Bly. Seventy-two illustrated squares describe Bly’s location on each day of her journey. Some squares are marked with instructions that send players forward or back along the course. The first player arrive at the 73rd space, representing a return to ‘New...
Dates: Copyright: 1890

The Errand Boy: or, Failure and Success

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Identifier: EPH 5046
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players, manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Players spin and move pieces across a board designed to represent the advancement of an errand boy from ‘applicant’ to ‘banker.’ Players are able to advance through the game when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with virtues (such as ‘Honesty’ and ‘Confidence,’) or job promotions, and are penalized when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with vices (such as ‘Gambling’ and ‘Drunkenness’). The first...
Dates: Copyright: 1900

The Rough Riders: a Game

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Identifier: EPH 5050
Scope and Contents One simple racing board game for two or four players manufactured by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts as a part of its ‘Adventure Series.’ The game’s box lid depicts Teddy Roosevelt leading the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War in Cuba. The game board within is designed to represent the battlefield at San Juan Hill and is marked with ten possible routes from ‘camp’ to ‘victory.’ Players spin to advance wooden pawns along chosen routes. The first player to reach ‘victory’ wins...
Dates: 1900

Twentieth Century Fun Box and sleight of hand props

 Collection
Identifier: EPH 5058
Scope and Contents One incomplete set of games originally issued as the ‘Twentieth Century Fun Box,’ along with unrelated game pieces and magic trick props. Games present and issued with the original ‘Fun Box’ set are: ‘Putting on the Lid’ (1 game board, 17 discs), ‘Amrest’ (1 game board), and ‘Naval Battle’ (1 game board). The ‘Fun Box’ was originally manufactured by Geo. B. Doan & Co., Chicago, and copyrighted in 1905. The ‘Twentieth Century Fun Box’ is incomplete per description on box lid....
Dates: 1905

Yachting

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Identifier: EPH 5048
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players copyrighted and published by J. H. Singer, New York. Players spin to advance yacht-shaped pieces across an illustrated board designed to represent the navigation of a vessel through a cove and around an island. The first player completing a lap and returning to the start/finish flag wins.
Dates: Copyright: 1890