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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.

ManufacturerParker Brothers
Materialprinted paper | cardboard
OriginSalem, MA
Stylerace
Object ID107.3289

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