Game of Uncle Sam's Mail.

Chromolithographed folding game board and box lid. 1893.
Box measures 9 5/8 x 21 5/8 x 2" (24.5 x 55 x 5 cm) Game board, 20 1/2 x 34 5/8" (51.8 x 87.8 cm)
Overall in good condition. Lid flaps or sides largely missing
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98790
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by McLoughlin Bros. New York.
A wonderful early board game with great graphics on the cover and game board which is a large map of the United States.

The cover consists of a collage of images ranging from the postman delivering mail, a mailbox to carriages, ships, and trains. There is even an image of a Pony Express rider. On the verso are the game directions.

Every household should have the game of Uncle Sam's Mail.
It contains the best and most practical general railroad map in use, as well as a game of exceptional interest and instruction, suited to every age, and every grade of mind. All the leading railroad systems and cities in the United States are shown... .
Directions: From two to six can play. Implements: Six differently colored moving pieces, for postman; 114 letters for delivery; four dice and two dice cups.

Contains box, cover, large folding game board (map), five (of six) moving pieces, two dice cups, and 140 cards. The cards are addressed to various state senators, governors, and even President Grover Cleveland who served two non-consecutive terms, 1885 to 1889, and from 1893 to 1897.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Sports & Games , Board Games