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Little Folks Color Kit

Object Number: 
2000.494
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, paint and string
Dimensions: 
Container (box): 1 × 21 × 18 1/2 in. (2.5 × 53.3 × 47 cm)
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "LITTLE FOLKS/ COLOR KIT/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Description: 
Child's paint and color kit in a paper covered cardboard box; box has five compartments filled with 31 water color cards printed with farm animals, 25 crayon cards with molded images of exotic animals and farm animals, a paintbrush, 2 tissue paper instruction sheets, and five paper numbers; in three compartments, black strings are run through to hold missing paint tubes and brushes; one compartment has three attached wooden paint pots; box cover lithographed with a young girl seated at an easel painting a Venitian canal scene; cover inscribed, "LITTLE FOLKS/ COLOR KIT/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group