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Details

Object ID 001072

Object Name Hearts Letter Game

Object Desc Hearts Lettter Game - Parker Brothers Inc. Box has 6 game cube pieces with letters on each side, Lid has a blue background with a hand on it. Hearts is written in red hearts.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000942a-d

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General Category History

Category Game

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 1, Shelf 5

Object Date 1914

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Hearts Letter Game,games,Parker Bros.,toys,


Title Hearts Letter Game

Description Hearts lettter game is from Parker Brothers Inc. Remvoable lid (b) has a blue background on top. It says "Hearts" written in 6 red hearts. It says "An Exciting Letter Game" "Parker Brothers Inc. Salem, Mass., New York, London." There is a picture of hand tipping over the pieces to the game. There is a ship in the lower right hand corner. Inside of lid says "Dolores" "Jane" "Donald" "Norbert." There is math done on the inside of lid. Box (a) has instructions on how to play the game (c) and information on other Parker Brothers games (d). There is also 6 cube game pieces. They all have the letters H, E, A, R, T, S on the sides.

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Height 2.25

Length 5

Width 3.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Place of Origin

Maker Parker Bros.

Maker Details Parker Brothers was founded by George S. Parker. Parker's philosophy deviated from the prevalent theme of board game design; he believed that games should be played for enjoyment and did not need to emphasize morals and values. He created his first game, called Banking, in 1883 at the age of 16. Banking is a game in which players borrowed money from the bank and tried to generate wealth by guessing how well they could do. The game included 160 cards which foretold their failures or successes. The game was so popular among family and friends that his brother, Charles Parker, urged him to publish it. George approached two Boston publishers with the idea, but was unsuccessful. Not discouraged, he spent $40 to publish 500 sets of Banking. He eventually sold all but twelve copies, making a profit of $100. Parker founded his game company, initially called the George S. Parker Company, in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts in 1883.

Maker Mark

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Conditions

Date NOV 14,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Some of the paper on the box is coming off.


Events

Date NOV 14,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin


Date NOV 14,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Room 1, Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin


Date NOV 17,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 7 from Room 1, Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin


Date NOV 17,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Room 1, Shelf 7 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 5 from Room 1, Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin


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