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Context: African-American farmstead of Malinda Jackson, (destroyed by fire), c. 1860 to c. 1915
Site Date Range: c. 1800 - 1915
Materials: Cast iron
Dimensions: 1.75cm x 1.75cm
Description: Cast iron six-pronged jack
History: The game of jacks, known around the globe by many different names, is one of the world’s oldest and most widespread games. This pasttime is played by tossing a ball into the air and scooping up pieces before the ball bounces. Almost any type of small object—beans, stones, or bones --can serve as the “jacks”.