[Ads-l] Note on Antedating of "Monopoly" (Game)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 11 18:22:09 UTC 2015

Note that the word "Monopoly" appears on a game board dated approximately 1917-1925, reproduced at page 175 of Mary Pilon, _The Monopolists_ (2015).

Fred Shapiro

From: Shapiro, Fred
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 1:55 PM
Subject: Antedating of "Monopoly" (Game)

monopoly (OED, 6., Christmas 1934)

1934 _Letter_ 31 May in Mary Pilon _The Monopolists_ (2015) 99  After giving your directions of the game of MONOPOLY, which you sent our Mr. DeMeyer some time ago, our very careful review and consideration, we do not feel we would be interested in adding this item to our line.

Fred Shapiro

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