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Old Fashioned Jack Straws

Object Number: 
2000.652
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. ( 2.5 x 19.7 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the box cover: "OLD/ FASHIONED/ JACK/ STRAWS/ NEW YORK/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS"
Description: 
"Old Fashioned Jack Straws" table game with 78 wooden pick-up-sticks in the shape of farm tools in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover stamped in gold, "OLD/ FASHIONED/ JACK/ STRAWS/ NEW YORK/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS".
Gallery Label: 
In the game of Jack Straws (the Victorian version of today's pick-up sticks), wooden "straws" shaped like farming implements are spread on the table and players try to remove them one-by-one without disturbing the other straws.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group