Damn, Gina

thegetty:

How to Colonize (for Kids!), as explained by this 20th century French board game:

  1. Hoist the French flag onto your newfound soil
  2. Build a hospital
  3. Erect a school
  4. Open your harbor
  5. Reap the benefits of rich natural resources from around the world and sail back to France with goodies in tow

This “trading game” is an example of the lasting mindset of the race to colonize. More from curator Isotta Poggi about this questionable game.

Trading Game: France—Colonies, 1941, O.P.I.M. (Office de publicite et d’impression), Breveté S.G.D.G. Lithograph on linen, 22 7/8 x 32 1/4 in. Getty Research Institute.

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