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Object Name Chessboard
Catalog Number 0985.05.00084
Description The chess board consists of a pressed paper board with an applied paper surface of alternating red and black squares surrounded by a stenciled gold garland. The fabric tape seam is coming loose from the board. The chess board is associated with a chess set (0985.5.84a-ff).
Dimensions W-20 L-20 inches
Owned Lucy Nelson Howard ; Robert Nelson Howard
Owner Regiment 14th Louisiana Infantry, Co. A
Provenance Capt. (John or Thomas P.) Farrar of Co. A, 14th Louisiana Infantry presented this chess board, as well as the chess set pieces (0985.5.84a-ff), to Mrs. Lucy Nelson Howard of Yorktown, Virginia. Farrar was stationed at "Ship's Point" in York County, Virginia in 1861. Mrs. Nelson gave the chess board and chessmen to her son Robert Nelson Howard.
People Farrar, John P.
Farrar, Thomas P.
Howard, Lucy Nelson
Howard, Robert Nelson
Subjects Games
Gaming
Chess