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The King's Highway

board game

Parker Brothers' "The King's Highway" board game is a great example to study on many levels. Some board games from this era are not dated, but this has a clear date of 1895. Many games were aimed either at little girls or little boys; this game remains neutral. And finally, the game is based on a song or nursery rhyme, "The King's Highway." Funny, late-nineteenth century graphics of cat characters, on the box cover, complete the whole package. That era took great interest in the graphic reproduction of cats, promoting products of all sorts.

  • Manufacturer: Parker Brothers
  • Material: printed paper | cardboard
  • Origin: Salem, MA
  • Style: race
  • Object ID: 107.3289
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