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Color Me Khaki

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 21, 2014

From the Juvenile Instructor, August 1923 —





  1. What did kids use to color with in pre-Crayola days? And did they have khaki?

    (Also, it’s nice to see new Keepa in my feed.)

    Comment by MDearest — January 21, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

  2. Glad to know I was missed.

    Crayolas go back surprisingly far — well before this, I think — but I’d be surprised if there was a khaki crayon. Some of the other coloring pages I’ve seen from early n the century mention water colors, so I guess they were pretty common. Maybe water color would be easier to mix for something vaguely khaki?

    It’s probably a sure thing that most kids in that generation would have been familiar with the color and its name, given the ubiquity of uniforms. I wonder how many of today’s kids of the age for coloring would know the word?

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — January 21, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

  3. love this!

    Comment by Coffinberry — January 21, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

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