Jack-straws game, Portland, ca. 1872

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.

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About This Item

  • Title: Jack-straws game, Portland, ca. 1872
  • Creator: Charles A. Hanson
  • Creation Date: circa 1872
  • Subject Date: circa 1872
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Wood, leather
  • Local Code: 3073*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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