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Parlor Football Game

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Title

Parlor Football Game

Description

The firm's inventory of novel and attractive games was what attracted Milton Bradley to purchase McLoughlin Brothers in 1920. This eye-catching chromolithographed game box features half of the players wearing the "Y" of the Yale University Bulldogs, while the other half wears the orange and black horizontal striped jerseys of the Princeton University Tigers. In 1891 when the game was published, the sport of college football was barely more than two decades old, and both Yale and Princeton were among the earliest teams. After 1900, McLoughlin Brothers' product designers capitalized on American children's growing obsession with sports, creating games based on bicycling, rowing, and baseball, to which they would later add automobile racing and aviation.

Publisher

McLoughlin Brothers

Date

1891

Identifier

520790

Catalog no. 183

Citation

“Parlor Football Game,” Radiant With Color, accessed November 14, 2018, http://americanantiquarian.org/radiantwithcolor/items/show/4.