Handmade of various clays
These marbles were rolled by hand from dark green, yellow, and white clays. Afterwards they were painted, and traces of red and purple paint remain. Games of marbles were highly popular during the nineteenth century, and clay marbles such as these were made in great quantities.
Gift of Edward Garner, Pana, IL (1985.314.1-6)
© Illinois State Museum 31-Dec-96