Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On this Day in History: Crayola Crayons Were First Sold

There were only 8 in a box back then (1903), and a box of crayons cost five cents.

24 boxes of 24 crayons
A man who loves Crayola Crayons and has lots of historic boxes:

And a very interesting video (The Crayola Monologues) using crayon colors as "a human metaphor for exploring color and identity in the United States." What I considered most interesting were the (very good and legitimate) reasons for dropping several colors.

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