Jackstraws (35)

Object Number: 
INV.8243a-ii
Date: 
ca. 1865
Medium: 
Bone
Dimensions: 
Each (on average): 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (0.3 x 8.3 cm)
Description: 
Bone jackstraws in various shapes and sizes.
Gallery Label: 
According to letter from donor, these jackstraws belonged to his father, who was born in 1857. 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, 1955
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group