Jack-straws game, Portland, ca. 1872


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.

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