Jackstraws (26)

Jackstraws (26)
Title
Jackstraws (26)
Date 
ca. 1865
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Each (on average): 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (0.6 x 9.2 cm)
Description 
Wooden jackstraws in various shapes and sizes.
Credit Line 
Gift of Morris W. Abbott, 1957
Object Number 
INV.11130a-z
Marks 
stamped: some pieces stamped with five pointed asterisks (*) hand written: many pieces are hand-numbered in ink
Gallery Label 
To play jackstraws, the pieces were poured in a heap, and each player in turn tried to remove one at a time without disturbing the rest.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group