Chessboard- c.1800


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Item Type:
Game boards
Description:
A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was used by Officers at Niagara when the War of 1812 was declared
Date of Original:
c.1800
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
484
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.00012 Longitude: -79.24958
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Grimsby Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Grimsby Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Chessboard- c.1800


A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was used by Officers at Niagara when the War of 1812 was declared