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Toy bookcase and books (24)

Object Number: 
1946.108
Date: 
1863-1885
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (bookcase): 8 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 7/16 in. (22.2 x 11.4 x 3.7 cm)
Description: 
Wooden toy bookcase made from a cigar box; twenty-four embossed and gilt paper bound miniature books with printed pages; twelve books written by "Aunt Laura" and published in 1863 by Breed, Butler & Co., Buffalo, NY; five books by "Aunt Fanny" and published in 1866 by Breed, Butler & Co., Buffalo, NY; six books by "Aunt Fanny" and published by Breed and Lent; one 1906 calendar and stamp case.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this bookcase was made for the donor by her father.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marguerite Weidenman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group