Joseph McVicker – Like Father Like Son

My name is Joseph Samuel McVicker and I live in Wayland, Massachusetts. Recently while spending time with my brother and sisters we were talking about our late father.  He was quite a character and my sister Juliet gave me some of his pictures and writings I had never seen.

Dad was Joseph Samuel McVicker, the President of Rainbow Crafts, Inc. and inventor of Play-Doh modeling clay.

As I go through the folders we just found, I’ll share as much of the story as I can.  Check out the images below.  See if you can tell which ones are me and which ones are my dad?

Joseph McVicker Inventor of Play-Doh

Talking about business in his favorite chair.

Joseph McVicker Inventor of Play-Doh

Joseph McVicker, age 26, given six months to live, went traveling with my mom. Oh yea, he didn’t die.

Joseph McVicker Inventor of Play-Doh

Joseph McVicker in 1945 at Culver Military Academy

Joseph McVicker Inventor of Play-Doh

Joseph McVicker in his favorite color, playing golf, and us together playing tennis.