by Lori Ann Achzet and Krystle Satrum
Learning with Play
This nine-pin bowling set toy was designed as both a fun activity and an educational toy. America’s toy industry shares an important bond with color lithography.
As toy manufacturers grew to be a major influence on children’s play and parents’ pocketbooks during the second half of the 19th century, lithographic printing matured almost simultaneously.
Each industry strengthened the other: full-color lithographed box tops, game pieces, and doll costumes helped to popularize and sell toys while creating a demand for more colorful images.
Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Here is a link to the PDF which can be used to set up your own bowling-spelling game.