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Lecture: “Chromolithography And The Golden Age Of Board Games”

Date/Time

Oct 9, 2013
11:00 AM

Description

People are now obsessed with games on their smart phones, but there was a time in the late nineteenth century when board games were all the rage. This fad will be explored at a lecture at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum entitled, “Chromolithography and the Golden Age of Board Games”. The lecture, is being presented by Margaret K. Hofer, Curator of Decorative Arts at the New-York Historical Society.

To reserve a seat, please contact the Mansion at (203) 838-9799.

Boldly designed and colorfully packaged board games exploded onto the market in the late nineteenth century with the adoption of chromolithography by American game manufacturers. In this illustrated lecture, Margaret Hofer will consider the games that entertained Americans from the 1840s to the 1920s, focusing on the golden age of the 1880s and ‘90s, when firms like McLoughlin Brothers produced vibrant, sumptuous games for a burgeoning middle-class audience. 

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark located at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk. Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.  

Cost

$25 for members, $30 for non-members

Location

View map The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Phone

(203) 838-9799

Contact name

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Contact email

info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

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