A board game for two players.

Backgammon

A board game for two players.

"The Backgammon Table" — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Backgammon

"The Backgammon Table" — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

The Seal of The Board of War in 1779.

Board of War

The Seal of The Board of War in 1779.

A vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view

Display Board

A vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view

Narrow padded board on collapsible supports; used for ironing clothes

Ironing Board

Narrow padded board on collapsible supports; used for ironing clothes

Carpenter sawing board.

Carpenter

Carpenter sawing board.

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

Chess

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

Chess is a recreational and competitive game played between two players. Sometimes called Western chess or international chess to distinguish it from its predecessors and other chess variants, the current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Indian and Persian origin. Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

Chess Board

Chess is a recreational and competitive game played between two players. Sometimes called Western chess…

"The game of chess, or draughts."

Egyptian chess

"The game of chess, or draughts."

"Currying Apparatus. C, pommel; R, raising board; S, slicker." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Currying Apparatus

"Currying Apparatus. C, pommel; R, raising board; S, slicker." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

To fasten the paper, lay a sheet on the board with the left edge an inch or so from the ending, place a T-square in position and "true up" the paper with the T-square.

Adjusting the Paper

To fasten the paper, lay a sheet on the board with the left edge an inch or so from the ending, place…

A board game is a game in which counters or pieces are placed, removed , or moved on a pre marked surface or board according to a set of rules. Games may be based on pure strategy, chance or a mixture of the two and usually have a goal which a player aims to achieve.

Destination Type Game Board

A board game is a game in which counters or pieces are placed, removed , or moved on a pre marked surface…

An illustration of a group of adults and children standing in front of a wind powered ship.

Group Standing in Front of Ship

An illustration of a group of adults and children standing in front of a wind powered ship.

A hand holding a board.

Hand with board

A hand holding a board.

A shirt on an ironing board ready to be ironed.

Ironing

A shirt on an ironing board ready to be ironed.

An ironing board used to provide a flat surface for ironing.

Ironing Board

An ironing board used to provide a flat surface for ironing.

The utensils needed to do laundry in the late 19th century.

Laundry Utensils

The utensils needed to do laundry in the late 19th century.

An illustration of a man boarding a tram.

Man Boarding Tram

An illustration of a man boarding a tram.

A planker, used for crushing clods of soil.

Planker

A planker, used for crushing clods of soil.

A table is an item of furniture comprising an open, flat surface supported by a base or legs. It may be used to hold articles such as food or papers at a convenient or comfortable height when sitting, and is therefore often used in conjunction with chairs. Unlike many earlier table designs, most modern tables do not have drawers, although they are not uncommon.

Intrigue Design Table

A table is an item of furniture comprising an open, flat surface supported by a base or legs. It may…

"Stevenson's louvre-boarded box for the thermometers, which is now very widely used for temperature observations. The box is made of wood, and louvred all round so as to protect the thermometers inside from radiation, and at the same time secure as free a circulation of air as is consistent with a satisfactory protection from radiation. The box is painted white, both inside and outside, and screwed to four stout wooden posts, also painted white, firmly fixed in the ground. The posts are of such a length that when the thermometers are hung in position the bulbs of the minimum thermometer and hygrometer are exactly at the same height of 4 feet above the ground, the maximum thermometer being hung immediately above the minimum thermometer." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Thermometer Box

"Stevenson's louvre-boarded box for the thermometers, which is now very widely used for temperature…

A small wheeled toy at the top of a small wooden incline.

Toy on ramp

A small wheeled toy at the top of a small wooden incline.