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On December 31, 1935, the now ubiquitous winner-take-all board game Monopoly was patented. Learn more about this popular game that is still found in the holiday shopping carts of many.

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Governor Earl Warren of California and four of his six children spend a pleasant evening at home with one of their favorite family games. [between 1940 and 1945]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Carol Highsmith, photographer. [Exterior view. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.] 2007. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Business Reference Services is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.
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