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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for July 29

Crayola Crayons

The Binney & Smith Company created what we know today as Crayola Crayons in 1903. The wife of the founder of Crayola came up with the name “Crayola” by mixing the French word for chalk, “Craie” and the word “Oleaginous” or “Oily.”

The Life of an American Crayon (How Crayons are Made)