Sliced Birds Improved: A Companion to Sliced Animals

Object Number: 
2000.417
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 8 in. ( 3.8 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "SLICED BIRDS/ IMPROVED./ A/ COMPANION/ TO/ SLICED ANIMALS/ Published by SELCHOW & RIGHTER, N. Y."
Description: 
"Sliced Birds Improved: A Companion to Sliced Animals" puzzle in a paper covered cardboard box, with cover illustration of three birds in a tree; box cover inscribed, "SLICED BIRDS/ IMPROVED./ A/ COMPANION/ TO/ SLICED ANIMALS/ Published by SELCHOW & RIGHTER, N. Y."; sixty-nine strips of cardboard forming sixteen different pictures of birds such as a quail and a swan, with each letter of the complete word printed on each strip; the object of the game is to match the pictures together by calling upon players for strips; interior of the box cover printed with each image.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group