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The Game of Jack Straws

Object Number: 
2000.649
Date: 
ca. 1888
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 6 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 15.2 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "The Game of/ JACK-STRAWS/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM * MASS * USA"
Description: 
"The Game of Jack Straws" table game with 48 wooden pick-up-sticks, some flat and shaped others thin and cylindical and a metal hook with a turned wooden handle in a paper covered cardboard box; box chromolithographed with an image of a six "Brownies" playing a game of oversized jack straws; box cover inscribed, "The Game of/ JACK-STRAWS/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM * MASS * USA".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group