Game sticks and hoops

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Titles Game sticks and hoops
Description Two hoops (.A, .B) and three sticks (.C - .E), all wrapped in velvet and canvas ribbons. They were used by soldiers to play games while on ships to Europe during World War I. Used by Norman F. Claussen of Saint Paul, Minnesota, during his service in World War I.
Quantity 5 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5/8 inch height (1999.74.10.A,B)
8 1/8 inches diameter (1999.74.10.A,B)
21 1/2 inches height (1999.74.10.C)
3/4 inch diameter (1999.74.10.C)
21 inches height (1999.74.10.D)
3/4 inch diameter (1999.74.10.D)
21 1/4 inches height (1999.74.10.E)
3/4 inch diameter (1999.74.10.E)
Nomenclature game
Materials wood (plant material)
velvet (fabric weave)
Subjects Used by: Claussen, Norman Ferdinand
Used during: World War I
Amusements. Games & Gambling Equipment
Dates Use: 1916 - 1918
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1999.74.10.A-E (Accession Number)

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