Puzzle

Object Number: 
2002.1.2075
Date: 
1881
Medium: 
Paper, wood
Dimensions: 
4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
A cardboard box containing eleven wood pieces that can be arranged to form a 4 inch by 4 inch square. The top cover reads in black "The Great/ Eleven Block Puzzle,/ Beats any Puzzle of the Age./ Presented by/ Hill, Moynan & Co./ Dry Goods,/ Broadway and 10th Street,/ New York./ The Puzzle Is To Make A Square/ Can be made by either 10 or 11 pieces placed in position, forming a four inch square. Try It!" Inside the bottom "Hill, Moynan & Co./ 787 & 798 Broadway, N.W. cor. Tenth St.,/ Season 1880-81. Positive Bargains in/ New Fall Dress Goods, Silks, Satins/ and Velvets, Dress Trimmings, Lace Goods,/ Ladies and Misses' Suits and Wraps, Hosiery, Gloves and Fancy Goods, and/ House- Keeping Dry Goods of/ Every Description, at Popular Prices."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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Creative: Tronvig Group