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.
Contact
Grimsby Museum
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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