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Education Strike

By 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.