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Developing Board Games
Description: The development and making of new board games at The Milton Bradley Co of Springfield, Massachusetts in the mid 1950s

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Clip #: MF-28L
Length: 3:11
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
Subject: Children
Original: 16mm
1950s, Massachusetts, Springfield, Milton Bradley Company, spinning jumping dog zoetrope, man entering Milton Bradley Company office building, architect Norman Morris meeting with Milton Bradley President James J. Shea in his office and explaining his concept for game called “Go to the Head of the Class,” research committee meeting with committee members sitting at table screening potential board game submissions, development department, Norman Morris and artist looking at box design for “Go to the Head of the Class,” male workers pushing hand truck with stacks of printed board game art graphics, male worker using machine to cut halves of playing boards, male and female workers using machine to join playing board halves with tape that permits folding, female worker affixing color labels onto boxes traveling on conveyor, production line, female worker stacking lower part of board game boxes, female workers placing board game components into boxes and closing lid of boxes, children play testing with “Go to the Head of the Class” game in development department, staff psychologists observing children playing, excited boy and girl raising their hands to request turns

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