Rambles through our country : an instructive geographical game for the young


Rambles through our country

Item Information

Title:
Rambles through our country : an instructive geographical game for the young
Description:
Educational games were a popular way of teaching geography, map reading and history to children in the 19th century. Displayed here is an example from 1890, in which players had to complete a "grand tour" across a colorful and detailed map of the United States. Play began in Hartford, Connecticut, where the game was published, and finished in New York City. There are 200 stops on the tour. Each player spun a numbered wheel in order to advance. At each stop, the player read aloud a description of that location from a corresponding booklet.
Creator:
American Publishing Company (Hartford, Conn.)
Creator:
Schaefer & Weisenbach
Date:
[ca. 1890]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Board games--United States--Maps
Educational games--Maps
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
Hartford, Conn : American Pub. Co.
Notes:
Pictorial map to be used as a game board.
To accompany booklet with same title.
Boston Public Library holds map only.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 61 x 85 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_009772
Call #:
G3701.A9 1890 .R36
Barcode:
39999059032753
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.