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Puzzle Game Nellie Bly

Puzzle Game Nellie Bly Puzzle/Board Game

Item # 33562
Price: $18.95
Member price: $17.06

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In 1889, Elizabeth Cochrane (American, 18641922), a twenty-five-year-old journalist who wrote under the pseudonym Nellie Bly, set sail from New York in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in fewer than eighty daysthus breaking the record of Jules Vernes fictional character Phileas Fogg. Traveling by ship, train, rickshaw, sampan, horse, camel, and burro, she returned to a cheering crowd in under seventy-three days. Blys stories about the people and lands she encountered en route were published in The New York World. Touted as the most famous woman on Earth as a result of this adventure, Nellie Bly was an inspiration to women during an era when marriage or a menial job was considered their only appropriate option.The game Round the World with Nellie Bly was first published in 1890. The original artwork for the gamein our Liman Collection of American Board and Table Gamesis reproduced on this 300-piece jigsaw puzzle. Also included in the box are four wooden playing pieces, one wooden die, and a booklet containing play instructions and more information about the games heroine.300 large piece jigsaw puzzlePuzzle size: 24 x 18"Box size: 8 x 10 x 1 The completed puzzle makes a board game for 2, 3, or 4 players.4 wooden playing pieces1 wooden dieInstruction booklet with the story of Nellie Bly

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