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Box of dominoes used by Herman Wallace while incarcerated

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Pressman Toy Corporation, American, founded 1922  Search this
Owned by:
Herman Wallace, American, 1941 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835  Search this
wood and cardboard
H x W x D: 8 7/8 × 2 3/8 × 1 in. (22.5 × 6 × 2.5 cm)
dominoes (game pieces)
Place used:
Angola, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
A full set of Pressman Toy dominoes in the original box used by Herman Wallace while incarcerated at Angola Prison. The cardboard box cover features bold white font against a red background, and a half-circle image of white-dotted black dominoes against a grey background. “CCR Only” is inscribed on the top of the box cover, and the printed white font reads: [Double Six Wooden / Dominoes / 28 large, solid, hardwood, engraved dominoes / with colorfast finish. / Ages 7 to adult / Pressman]. The same text is repeated on the long sides of the box cover. On the bottom of the box case are instruction in black ink on how to play, a UPC code, and manufacturer’s information: [#1520 / Pressman / © 2005 Pressman Toy Corporation, / New York, N.Y. 10011 / Made in China / Visit our website at].
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Men  Search this
Mental health  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maria Hinds
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 2005 Pressman Toy Corporation
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Herman Wallace Archival Collection
Toys and Games
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture