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Wooden Checkers


1750?/1970? Williamsburg Wooden Checkers. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Produced by The Charles H. Overly Studio, Harvard, Mass. Gift of the Lytton family, Dec., '84.

In these replicas of eighteenth-century wooden checkers, the black pieces may well illustrate the story of the stag whose antlers got caught in the trees. The "browns" certainly illustrate MSA. Notice the miller and son carrying the ass across the top of the piece. At the right, the two ride together, while onlookers on the left criticize them. "Esopus" marks both pieces.

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