box: 1 1/8 x 16 x 13 in. ( 2.9 x 40.6 x 33 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ STARRY BANNER/ ABC/ AND/ PRETTY PICTURE BLOCKS/ COPYRIGHT/ 1898/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK"
"The Starry Banner ABC and Pretty Picture Blocks"eighteen paper covered cardboard blocks all chromolithographed with letters of the alphabet on the narrow sides, nine blocks printed with children ddressed in period costumes one one side and flowers on the other, nine blocks lithographed with medallion portraits of girls on american flag back grounds on one side ans images of personified animals on the other; paper covered cardboard box with a chromolithographed images of Uncle Sam riding a horse and three blocks on a starry background; box cover chromolithographed with the nscription, "THE/ STARRY BANNER/ ABC/ AND/ PRETTY PICTURE BLOCKS/ COPYRIGHT/ 1898/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK".
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