Donor, Jan Livingston Brady, recalls playing with these erasers as child, "These animals were sold as erasers at dime stores for 15 cents each between 1962 and 1963. We neighborhood girls played with these animals, trading them to each other during second and third grade. My best friend Terri Novak and I played for house with these little creatures, each of us trying to 'out-collect' the other. Our third grade teacher, Mrs. Grace Palmer (Merle Beattie School, 1963) finallyoutlawed them in the classroom as she had acquired quite a collection of them taken them away from us because we palyed with the animals in our desks when we were supposed to be doing our school work. I can remember that I would save up my allowance and then ask Mother to take me to the downtown Wal-Greens store where they sold them in a box on the counter by the check-out stand."