Advance and Retreat: A Game of Skill

Object Number: 
2000.346
Date: 
1900
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 19 5/8 x 10 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 49.8 x 26.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "ADVANCE/ AND/ RETREAT/ A GAME/ of SKILL/ PLAYTIME/ SERIES/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT/ 1900/ by McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK"
Description: 
"Advance and Retreat: A Game of Skill" board game with the board set into the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; 14 turned wooden playing pieces, two larger than the others; box cover chromolithographed with a chick dressed in a cocked hat and military waistcoat in the lower left corner and a hare in pink pants in a garden; box cover inscribed, "ADVANCE/ AND/ RETREAT/ A GAME/ of SKILL/ PLAYTIME/ SERIES/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT/ 1900/ by McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK"; board chromolithographed with four rings of colored spaces around a town in the center, four corners have images of three boys playing war.
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group