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Play-Doh People original illustration and instruction booklet

Identifier: 121.9397
This file contains an original illustration and printed instruction booklet for Play-Doh, c. 1956. Bob Smith, an artist and designer, created the "Play-Doh People" icons for packaging and instructions.


  • c. 1956


Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use by staff of The Strong and by users of its library and archives. Though the donor has not transferred intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to any copyright, trademark, and associated rights therein) to The Strong, she has given permission for The Strong to make copies in all media for museum, educational, and research purposes.


1 Files (Housed with Individual manuscripts, Box 5.)

Custodial History

The Play-Doh People original illustration and instruction booklet was donated to The Strong in March 2022 as a gift of the Robert C. Smith Family Trust. The materials were received by The Strong from Kathy Vice in one box.

Related Materials

View the video oral history recording and transcript of an interview with Kathy Vice about her father, Bob Smith, on The Strong's Preservica-Universal Access portal here.

Repository Details

Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository

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