The Cutest Anti-Chess Propaganda

Jul 8, 2012, 12:58 AM |

Scientific American, Volume 1001, Issue 1 (July 2, 1859), p.9:

To me it sounds like some Soviet Anti-Alcohol Campaigns. Actually, I may assume the article was planted by a chess-loser, a young gentleman of their acquaintance, who didn't find anything better than casting aspersions on the game like on a girl who had repelled his advances and gave him the mitten.