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

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun May 24 18:58:08 UTC 2015

monopoly (OED, 6., Christmas 1934)

1934 _Trade Announcement_ Apr. in Philip E. Orbanes _Monopoly_ (2006) 50   A new adult game that is geared to the tempo of the present day has been introduced by Charles Brace Darrow, 40 Westview St., Philadelphia.  The game, called Monopoly, has been displayed in New York and Philadelphia during the last few months and is reported to have enjoyed a heavy sale.  Now that its success has been established production is being increased and Monopoly will be available all over the country.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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