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Catalog Number 11681-33-(1-17)
Title Animal, Rubber Eraser
Object Name Animal
Description Seventeen erasers of various animal shapes and colors. Eraser types range from a red whale to a green squirrel.
Date 1960s
Year Range from 1962
Year Range to 1963
Material rubber, dyes
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknwon
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Height (in) 1.5
Width (in) 1
People Livingston, Jan
History 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."
Credit line Jan Livingston Brady, Brookville, Ohio
Collection Brady, Jan Livingston