Within our limitations

 

They say Leonardo da Vinci had apprentices fill color areas which he would number for them. It was this approach which inspired Mr. J. Daniel Robbins to create “paint-by-numbers” kits in the late 1940s. He worked for the Palmer Paint Company, with Mr. Max Klein.

The kits contained a ‘canvas’ and small pots of paint, coordinated to numbered areas on the canvas. This created a craze for the kits, which covered a range of subjects. Later, Mr. Robbins adapted the idea to coloring books for children.

Rhinos liked the results. However, “as easy as 1-2-3”, the sales pitch, put Rhinos off. The kits mostly went on to other numbers, so We were completely discombobulated.

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