Gift of Joy F. Halperin
Id no. 2000.A.751a-ii, Toy/game, English
This three-in-one game board was used by Leon Halperin while he served as a US soldier in WWII. The game was designed to be sent through the mail. It has an address label on one side and instructions for playing Chek-Mate on the other. One side of the game board is for playing chess and checkers and the other side is a Chek-Mate board. The cardboard board has a slot that holds yellow and green playing pieces.
Leon immigrated to the US from Romania with his mother in 1927, although his mother died during the trip. Leon’s father, Abraham, had previously come to the U.S. from Romania in 1913. Abraham worked in the garment industry and Halperin was a postal clerk before joining the Army.