December 20, 2014

Featured Source: The Office Boy

The Office Boy game board

Parker Brothers. “The Office Boy game board.” 1889. Library of Congress Rare Book & Special Collection Division. Curator Summary: Parker Brothers produced the 1889 board game Office Boy during the heyday of Horatio Alger’s popular stories of plucky lads reaching success through hard work and determination. The player can advance from stock boy to sweeping out and on to head of sales, trying to avoid carelessness, which will send him back to reprimand. The lucky winner becomes head of the firm.

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