Contributed by Maine Historical Society
When he was 13 years old, Charles Hanson made this jack-straws game for his sister Etta.
The game includes 25 pieces and is housed in a wooden box. Among the pieces are 13 plain sticks, two spears, a mallet, an arrow, a saw, a hatchet, a hoe, a spade, three anvils and a cant dog, or peavey.
About This Item
- Title: Jack-straws game, Portland, ca. 1872
- Creator: Hanson, Charles A.
- Creation Date: circa 1872
- Subject Date: circa 1872
- State: ME
- Media: Wood, leather
- Local Code: 3073*
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Miniature wood carvings--Maine--Portland
- Children working
- Domestic life
- Personal possessions
- Recreation & leisure
- Wooden toys
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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