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Game of Gavitt's Stock Exchange with box, instructions, and two promotional leaflets. The deck of 33 cards includes four sets of railroad stocks, each consisting of eight identical cards, plus one Fatal Telegram card. Pubished by the Gavitt Printing and Publishing Company of Topeka in 1904. Harry Gavitt first developed the Gavitt's Stock Exchange game as a free promotional item to help advertise his family's patent medicine company. The game quickly gained popularity, however, and Gavitt soon began marketing the game as its own product. The game was first published by the Gavitt Printing and Publishing Company in 1903. By 1904, Gavitt had sold a partial interest in his game to Parker Brothers, allowing them to refine and publish the game of Pit while he retained the rights to Gavitt Stock Exchange.

Creator: W.W. Gavitt Printing and Publishing Co.
Date: 1904

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Item Number: 406051
KSHS Identifier: 1967.10.4

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