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A rectangular piece of wooden plank with a grid for checkers drawn in pencil and incised into the wood. It is painted red in alternating squares- 8 up and 8 across. A depression was carved on the edge of the board for checkers [now missing or elsewhere]. The incised grids, perhaps for other games, are carved on either side of the checkers grid (see folder for drawings). On the back are further designs: on one half, one design recurs five times in a cross shape. Above and to the right, incisions of a heart and a circle/flower design occur, as well as a heraldic shield shape below them.
oil paint (paint)
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
9.75 x 22 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little