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

Publisher: American Publishing Company (Hartford, Conn.)
Date: 1890
Location: United States

Dimensions: 61 x 85 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: G3701.A9 1890 .R36


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.

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