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Jackstraws (26)

Object Number: 
INV.11130a-z
Date: 
ca. 1865
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Each (on average): 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (0.6 x 9.2 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: some pieces stamped with five pointed asterisks (*) hand written: many pieces are hand-numbered in ink
Description: 
Wooden jackstraws in various shapes and sizes.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Morris W. Abbott, 1957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group