Christmas Blocks, Picture Stories and Rhymes

Object Number: 
2000.254
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Wood, paper, cardboard
Dimensions: 
box: 3 x 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 32.4 x 21 cm )
Description: 
"Christmas Blocks, Picture Stories and Rhymes" picture blocks with nine paper covered wood blocks in a paper covered wood and cardboard box; box cover has an image of an anthropomorphized frog walking arm in arm with a rat with insects accompaning them and birds on a fence in the background; box cover lithographed with the inscriptions, "CHRISTMAS BLOCKS/ PICTURES, STORIES & RHYMES/ TWO LITTLE BIRDIES/ THE FROG WHO WOULD A WOOING GO/ A SUMMER VACATION/ THE ELFLAND RAILROAD/ McLOUGHLIN BROS New York/ COPYRIGHTED 1890"; each block with the alphabet letters on each end; sides chromolithographed with images of an "ELFLAND RAILROAD" train, a rhyme about insects with a corresponding image, birds, and images of "A Frog a-Wooing".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group