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Jackstraws (27)

Object Number: 
INV.8188a-ee
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Bone, wood, paint, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 1.9 x 13.7 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: most have numbers inscribed by hand in ink on bottom of box: "N.2"
Description: 
Bone jackstraws of various shapes and sizes, some with red, green, yellow, blue, brown and/or black paint; in unpainted wooden box with sliding lid; printed instructions included.
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