Bridge score sheet

Description (Brief)
A score sheet for auction bridge. Made entirely of a thick sheet of cream celluloid, resembles a fence. A woman is halfway over the fence, with one leg and one arm dangling down; both appendages are hinged. Her arm indicates no trump or one of the four suits; her leg indicates the game number.
The sheet is unmarked but the woman's bobbed hairstyle suggests it was probably made in the 1920s. Scores of previous games can still be seen written in pencil on the sheet. Celluloid could be written on in pencil and erased, which made it a good material for scorecards and memo sheets.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bridge score sheet
date made
ca 1920
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 18.8 cm x 9 cm x .3 cm; 7 3/8 in x 3 9/16 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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