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I. Instructional Games

Part 1. Author games, games based on books, story cards, alphabet cards and games, spelling games, and horn books.
Part 2. Drawing cards, slates.
Part 3. Biographical games, history games, military games.
Part 4. Geography games.
Part 5. Bible games, music games, arithmetic games, temperance games, agricultural games, law games, smaller picture games, miscellaneous games.
Part 6. Larger picture cards and miscellaneous cards.
Part 7. Planispheres and Astronomy Games.
Part 1. Author games, games based on books, story cards, alphabet cards and games, spelling games, horn books.

Box 1

Authors Improved. n.d.

Battle of Words, or The Spelling Match. n.d.

2 sets of cards with letters of the alphabet. n.d.

Caricature Alphabet. n.d.

Children's Story Cards. ca. 1835-1850.

Christmas Game of Dickens. n.d.

Deaf and Dumb Alphabet. 1869.

Game of Authors. 1861. 2 copies

Game of Familiar Quotations from Popular Authors. ca. 1870-1880.

Horn Books. 2 books. n.d.

Towndrow's new and complete series of Fine-Hand Copies, Part III (Salem, Mass.: Ives & Jewett, 1838)

Box 2

Logomacy, or War of Words. 3 copies, one copy 1874, two copies 1875.

Miniature alphabet cards. n.d.

Musical Garden and Landscape Alphabet. n.d.

New Alphabet of Nations. ca. 1833.

New and Elegant Parlor Game of Oliver Twist. 1867.

Peter Puzzlewig's Comic Round Game of Alliterations. ca. 1853-1854.

Picture Alphabet for a Good Child. ca. 1825-1830.

Portrait Authors. 1873.

Rebus Cards. 2 sets.

Rewards of Merit. Boston: W. H. Hill, Jr., 1862.

Spelling Cards. n.d.

Vignette Authors. 1874. 2 copies

OS Box 1

Alphabet cards: letters C, N, O, P, Q, S. Lithographed by the Pendlelton and Senefelder firms. Boston: Munroe and Francis, ca. 1825-1830

Mrs. Lovechild's Picture Alphabet. Concord, N.H.: Rufus Merrill, ca. 1840.

McLoughlin Collection

Criss Cross Spelling Slips. New York: McLoughlin Bros., ca. 1882.

Murdocks Object, Spelling, Drawing, Color Cards & Slates. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1871.

OS Box 2

Eureka Letters, Novel, Entertaining, Instructive, Learning Made Easy, Recommended especially for Kindergarten Teaching. Wooden box with cast metal letters on stands. Lithographed cover on box depicts mother with three children gathered around a table using the game -- illus. by Deutz Bros, Lithographers, New York, c. 1870.

McLoughlin Collection Small Games Box

Improved Authors: With Portraits & Autographs. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1889.

Game of Star Authors. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1887

Box A

Book of alphabet cards featuring different ethnic groups pasted to leaves of a grocery account book. Used by John A.R. Curtis in 1836.

Childrens Educational device shaped like a horn book. Connecticut River Valley, 1780? Photographic reproduction.

Logomacy, or War of Words. 3 copies of the game: 1 copy of rules only dated 1874

I. Instructional Games

Part 2. Drawing cards, slates.

Box 1

Abbott's Common Drawing Cards, Set II. 1847.

Abbott's Drawing Cards for Schools & Families. 1845.

Coe's New Drawing Cards for Schools. No. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10. [in two boxes]

Little Artists Portfolio. No. 6. n.d.

Melville's Drawing Cards Designed for Schools and Self Instruction. Parts 1,2,3, and 5. 1860.

The Pioneer Drawing Cards, by B.F. Nutting. Boston: Higgins & Bradley, 1856. (Bib ID 423941).

Slate Book for Little Folks. New York, 1864. (Bib ID 418572).

Transparent Slate. n.d.

Jacob's Patent, Self Binding Portfolio Paper File, Worcester, MA, 1859 & 1869, (2 examples -- 1 manufactured by J. Nelson Jacobs in 1859 and the other by Alfred Goulding, his successor, in 1869)

Hand-made slate book, 1820-1840, in re-used boards inscribed "George Kennard, November 14, 1811." (Bib ID 448616)

Companion Slate -- Teacher & Class. NY: Silicate Book Slate Co., 191 Fulton St., 1860-1870. (Bib ID 424023).

Pocket Book Slate -- Calendar & Book Slate. NY: New York Silicate Book Slate Co., 191 Fulton St., 1874.

Box A

Album of Drawing. No. 3. Wiek & Wieck, n.d.

Bartholomews Progressive Drawing Cards. No. 1,2, and 3. ca. 1860.

Drawing Cards. Miscellaneous cards from various unidentified sets. n.d.

Box B

Laing's Crayon Drawing Cards, part 4. 1870.

Melville's Drawing Cards Designed for Schools and Self Instruction. Part III.

Miniature Pictures. n.d.

Box C

Nutting, Benjamin F. Initiatory Drawing Cards. Part I. 1849. 2 copies

Primary School Drawing Cards. No. 1. n.d.

Box D

Silica Slate Book by the New York Silicate Slate Co. 1862?

Smith, Walter. American Drawing Cards. 1873.

Whitefield, Edwin. Whitefields Patent Combination Drawing Cards. 1861.

I. Instructional Games

Part 3. Biographical games, history games, military games.

Box 1

Automaton Regiment, or Infantry Soldiers Practical Instructor. n.d.

Biographical Amusement. A New and Entertaining Game on the Biography of Distinguished Men of America. 1845.

Cards of Boston. 1831.

Centennial Game of the Revolution. ca. 1876.

Commander of Our Forces. 1864.

[Famous Men in History.] (Cards). n.d.

Game of Kings. 1845.

Game of the Union. n.d.

Historical Amusements: A New Game. n.d. 2 copies.

History of English Kings. n.d.

History of Philadelphia. 1831, reissued 1872. 2 copies.

Ludlow's Concentric Chart of History. 1885.

New Biographical Game of the Distinguished Men of the United States. n.d.

New-World: A Game of American History. 1846

Pictures from the Civil War in North America. Germany: n.p., c1864. Picture blocks in wooden box with six lithographic prints (This game is shelved in a box separate from the other military toys).

Poetical Dominoes.

Seige of Charleston. n.d.

Splendid New Game of Freedom's Contest, or the Battle for the Union (Boston: D.P. Ives & Co., 1863)

Uncle Sam's Game of American History. n.d.

McLoughlin Collection

Game of Battles, or Fun for the Boys. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1899. Note: AAS also has archival water color drawings and printed proofs serving as the models for the game pieces. The archival items are:
L1303 Private. U.S. Regular Infantry. 1898 Full Dress
Uniform. (Watercolor drawing)
L1304 Private. U.S. Light Infantry. (Watercolor drawing)
L1305 Private. U.S. Light Artillery. (Watercolor drawing)
L1306 Private. U.S. Light Artillery. (Watercolor drawing)
L1310 Private. 1st U.S.V. Cavalry Rough Riders (Watercolor drawing)
L1311 Hospital Steward. U.S. Medical Corps. (Watercolor drawing)
L1312 Red Cross Nurse. U.S. Medical Corps. (Printed Proof)
To access these archival items, please consult McLoughlin archival drawings box list.

McLoughlin Collection Small Games Box

American Eagle. Educational Series. Worlds History. Salem, Mass.: Parker Brothers, n.d.

Visit to Camp. New York: McLoughlin Bros., n.d.

I. Instructional Games

Part 4. Geography games

Box 1

Game of Round the World. 1873.

Game of Six Nations (New York: McLoughlin Bros, 1880-1889)

A Game: or A Quick and Easy Method of Acquiring a Knowledge of the Counties of the State of New York. Albany: McCleary & Dusenbery, ca. 1850.

Geography an Amusement. 1805.

J.H. Coltons Series of Dissected Maps. n.d.

Jigsaw Puzzle of United States. ca. 1850. 2 copies.

New Map of America. London, n.d.

New Set of Geographical Flash Cards. 1786.

Ribbon Map of the Father Water by Myron Coloney and Sidney B. Fairchild. 1866.

Townsend's Patent Folding Globe. 1869.

Young Traveller or, Geographical Cards. 1846.

McLoughlin Collection

Dissected Map of the United States. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1887.

New Dissected Map of the United States. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1887.

Box B

Globe Map for Goodrich's National Geography. 1845.

Box D

Traveller's Tour Through the United States. n.d.

I. Instructional Games

Part 5. Bible Games, music games, arithmetic games, temperance games, agricultural games, smaller picture games, miscellaneous games.

Box 1

Corn & Beans, n.d.

[Fountain Pen.] ca. 1850.

Games of Circles, n.d.

Grandmas Old Testament Game, n.d.

Metamorphosis, n.d.

Musical Composer. 1860.

Mulitplication, an Arithmetical Game, n.d.

Picture Password. 1863.

Sabbath School Cards, or Scripture Maps, etc. 1850.

Scripture Characters. 1860.

Spider and the Fly, n.d.

OS Box 2

The Pic-Nic Fan/Hurra! For Bright Water. Hurra! By Benjamin W. Thayer. Boston: Thayer & Co., ca. 1841-1853.

My first appearance on any world, Horace Greeley fan with political cartoons on verso, lithography on paper with horse hair whiskers and wooden handle, 15" x 7 1/2", 1872.

McLoughlin Collection Small Games Box

Game of Bible Information or Words of Life and Bible Knowledge. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1888.

Box B

Geometrical Puzzle for the Young. 1848.

Longs Monthly Puzzler, or The Hidden Treasures of Gods Word. By Edwin M. Long. V. 1, No. 7 and 9, n.d.

Multiplication Tables. 5 Tables. Includes 1 table set to music by Asa Fitz. 1845.

Box C

Rotary Mulitplication Table. By John Johnson. 1865

I. Instructional Games

Part 6. Larger picture cards and miscellaneous cards.

I. Instructional Games

Part 7. Planispheres and Astronomy Games.

Box 1

Set of numbered cards, with questions and answers on astronomy, n.d.

OS Box 3

Movable Planisphere. By Henry Whitall. Philadelphia, 1856.

Movable Planisphere. By Henry Whitall. Philadelphia, 1871. 2 copies.

Planisphere. By Henry Whitall. 3rd edition. 1869.

 

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