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green, yellow and red marble

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green, yellow and red marble

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


On the School Bus: Martinsburg, Indiana, 1939
On the School Bus: Martinsburg, Indiana, 1939 — Riding the bus


green, yellow and red marble
Catalog #: 1981.0746.159, Accession #: 1981.0746
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
Physical Description
artifact. 11/16" Glass, machine made, USA. Swirls of opaque yellow and light green and clear orange near surface; machine made, a few air bubbles in glass.
Details
Date Made:
about 1930-40
Credit:

Gift of Marble Collectors Society

History
Most kids had few belongings to entertain themselves with on the bus and at recess. Marbles and jump ropes were popular at the time and they could be played in groups or alone. Both were inexpensive, but highly prized by the children who owned them.

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