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Scrabble

Object Number: 
2001.122
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 19 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Scrabble board game comprising of 100 pieces; 1 boardgame; 4 letter tile racks; 95 tiles; cover, burgundy with a round yellow and blue sticker on the left top corner "MANUFACTURED BY SELCHOW & RIGHTER CO., NEW YORK, NY/SCRABBLE/REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./FOR PRODUCTION & MARKETING COMPANY".
Gallery Label: 
Scrabble, trademarked in 1948, owed its initial popualarity to the President of Macy's who played it in his holiday and decided to offer it for sale in his stores. A perennial favorite ever since, Scrabble was liscensed to Selchow & Righter in 1952.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carol Colby Tanenbaum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group