Game of Marbles, 1919

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Where: Ohio, Franklin, United States

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When: 01 February 1919

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Eight children enjoy a game of marbles in front of the Jack V. Hollar home at 1952 Concord Road. The photograph, captioned "Just a Game of Marbles," appeared in the February 1919 Norwester magazine. In the book History of Upper Arlington, Emily Frances Furniss Raymond, whose family moved to 1800 North Devon Road in 1916, recalls, "We had intricate rituals for jumping rope, playing jacks, hop-scotch and mumblety-peg. Marbles was popular. So was spin-the-milk-bottle, and kisswink, and post office." She continues, "I think we had a marvelous life. Everyone knew everyone. Boys and girls, parents and teachers all shared experiences and really played and worked together."

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Identifier: hinw16p010i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1919-02
Original Dimensions: 11.0 cm X 6.0 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, February 1919, page 10
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Location/s: Upper Arlington (USA, Ohio, Franklin County)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: Upper Arlington Public Library, UA Archives

Credit: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)


Owner: UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
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