The game of American story and glory : [cards]


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Item Information

Title:
The game of American story and glory : [cards]
Description:
Back to School: This object focuses on geography and the history of the presidency of the United States. William Langdon’s mid-19th-century card game contains 40 cards – 1 explanatory card, 11 featuring Presidents, and 28 describing the states of the Union. The object of the game was to collect all cards by correctly stating facts related to the cards that were not in the player’s hand.
Creator:
Langdon, William Chauncy
Name on Item:
Wm. Chauncy Langdon
Date:
1846
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Presidents--History--Games--United States
U.S. states--History--Games
United States--History--Games
Places:
United States
Publisher:
New Orleans : Wm. Chauncy Langdon
Notes:
Exhibited: "Back to School: Geography in the Classroom" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2014-2015.
Card game for learning United States history, consisting of 11 president cards and 28 state cards, printed with facts about the subject.
"The cards being shuffled and dealt, the leader calls for any card not in his own hand; and is entitled to it on being able to answer such questions as the holder may ask concerning the President or State called for. If he answers two thirds, he may call again, but not receive that card. The object is, for one person to get all."-instructions.
Extent:
1 game (39 cards, 1 instruction card) : color ; in case 10 x 8 x 3 cm
Language:
English
Table of Contents:
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Massachusetts
North Carolina
Illinois
Identifier:
06_01_012139
06_01_012140
06_01_012141
06_01_012142
06_01_012143
06_01_012144
Call #:
GV1487 .L36 1846
Barcode:
39999065683474
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.