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Milton Bradley's "Official World's Fair Game" and "Official World's Fair Jigsaw Puzzle"

1963-1964
 Collection
Accession: 2005-206

Abstract

The Milton Bradley Company is a creator and manufacturer of board games located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of two Milton Bradley products, the Official World's Fair Game and the Official World's Fair Jigsaw Puzzle.

Dates

  • 1963-1964

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 item (jigsaw puzzle pieces and box) : color ; picture size 19 x 20.5 in. 1 item (game pieces and box) : color ; box 9 x 14.5 in.

Historical Note

The Milton Bradley Company is a creator and manufacturer of board games located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1860 by Milton Bradley (1836-1911) a mechanical draftsman and patent agent.

The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." The fair had more than 50 million visitors. The fair is remembered as emphasizing technology and space exploration and has often been described as "Space Age." Highlights of the fair was a twelve story, stainless-steel globe called the Unisphere, the New York State Pavillion which still remains today, the General Motors "Futurama II' exhibit showing superhighways and ultramodern architecture, RCA's color television and Ford's Mustang.

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of two Milton Bradley products, the Official World's Fair Game and the Official World's Fair Jigsaw Puzzle.

The jigsaw puzzle image (Milton Bradley number 4465-4) is "No. 4 The Court of the Astronauts" showing fireworks bursting over the Unisphere. The puzzle consists of 750 pieces. The box top states that a brochure containing "interesting facts about the fair" is enclosed, however, this brochure is missing. The bottom of the puzzle box is printed to be suitable for Third Class mailing.

The board game (Milton Bradley number 4430) includes a folded paper "board" with nine scenes of the fair, unused game pieces, score pad, and cards. The box cover states that the game is intended for ages eight to adult and for two to four players. It is a turn-based game, where the object of each turn is to visit three or more adjoining areas to obtain points. The turns are supposed to simulate a day at the fair. The first player to reach fifty points wins the game.

Location

W3-1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Milton Bradley's Official World's Fair Game and Official World's Fair Jigsaw Puzzle
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400