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Object ID 001752

Object Name Pollyanna The Glad Game

Object Desc Game board for Pollyanna The Glad Game from Parker Brothers. Consists of only the board, no pieces or box remain.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001400

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1915

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Parker Brothers,board games,Pollyanna the Glad Game,games,toys,

Title Pollyanna The Glad Game

Description Pollyanna is a race/pursuit game published by Parker Brothers between 1915 and 1967. During those years, several editions appeared with differing artwork and game pieces. Some of these editions are entitled Dixie or Dixie-Pollyanna and some are subtitled "The Great Home Game," "The Glad Game," or "Parker Brothers Track Pursuit Game." In 1917 it was completely rethemed as The Popular Game of Broadway, with artwork of New York scenes featuring famous buildings of the time. Pollyanna itself gets its name from the title of the 1913 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter. Each piece color in the game is associated with one of the characters in the novel. In the original 1915 edition blue was Aunt Polly; green was Nancy; red was Jimmy; and yellow was John Pendleton. These color associations changed in future editions. CMY001400 is only the game board. Board has green paper backing and features the players/colors listed above for the original edition.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 19

Width 9.5

Depth 0.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions refer to folded game. Dimensions for open game are: L 19" X W 19".

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Parker Brothers

Maker Details Parker Brothers was founded by George S. Parker. He created his first game, called Banking, in 1883 at the age of 16. Parker founded his game company, initially called the George S. Parker Company, in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts in 1883. When George's brother Charles joined the business in 1888, the company's name was changed to its more familiar form. In 1898 a third brother, Edward H. Parker, joined the company. In 1906, Parker Brothers published the game Rook, their most successful card game to this day, and it quickly became the best-selling game in the country. During the Great Depression, a time when many companies went out of business, Parker Brothers released a new board game called Monopoly.The company remained family-owned until purchase by General Mills 1968. In 1985, General Mills merged the company with their subsidiary Kenner; this new company, Kenner Parker Toys Inc., was acquired by Tonka in 1987. Tonka, including Parker Brothers, was bought by Hasbro in 1991.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001400

Description Pollyanna: The Glad Game


Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes The board is in poor condition with some wear on the corners, stains/water damage, taping, and yellowing of the paper. Board is almost split in half. However, only the game board is present. No pieces or box exist.


Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from Room 4, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 7 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin