Picture puzzle, game box, McLoughlin Bros., New York, New York, 1889

Description

The paddle steamer City of Worcester illustrates the lid of a 60 piece jigsaw puzzle box. Harlan and Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Delaware, built the ship, which the Norwich & New York Transportation Company launched in 1881 as one of the first iron-hulled steamers to ply the waters of Long Island Sound between New York City and New London, Connecticut. The ship made daily trips between Pier 40, North River, at the foot of Watts Street to New London, where passengers boarded trains to Worcester, Boston and other New England destinations.

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
jigsaw puzzles
paddle steamers
steamships
transportation
lids
boxes (containers)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000346
AccessID 626
Other identifier HNEDID-000346

Physical Description

1 lid : color illustration

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.TMP.063

Date Notes

ca. 1889

Places

New York City (New York state)
Wilmington (New Castle county, Delaware)
Worcester (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Long Island Sound (United States) [bay]

Record Details

Originator

McLoughlin Bros., inc. (manufacturer)

Material Type

lids
boxes (containers)

Other Organizations

Norwich & New York Transportation Co.
Harlan and Hollingsworth Company

Subjects

City of Worcester (Steamer)

Description Level

Item