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Object Name Set, Chess
Catalog Number 0985.04.00058
Date 1861-1865
Description 32 chess pieces (one broken) in a wooden box with no lid. Eyes are painted on with black substance. An old museum label on the side reads: "145".
Dimensions H-2.5 W-3.5 L-5 inches
Owned John Gibson
Provenance Set of chessman made by John Gibson when a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio.
People Gibson, John
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Games
Gaming
Chess