Story blocks

Object Number: 
1992.12.11a-c
Date: 
ca. 1887
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, largest block): 6 1/4 × 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (15.9 × 11.4 × 11.4 cm)
Marks: 
printed: on first panel of block (a): "TOM THUMB/BLOCKS"; "In the claws of the Raven"; on second panel: "The King's Cook/Surprised."; on third panel: "The tiny courtier:"; on fourth panel: "The combat with Puss:" printed: on first panel of block (b): "Pu
Description: 
Series of three wooden story blocks (hollow) covered in paper, each progressively smaller than the next, nesting into each other; top of each block printed with sequence of three letters in alphabet, grouped as H-L, M-Q, R-Z, and with sides covered with illustrations of various colors; each story block has four scenes from a specific tale, with captions above or below: (a) Tom Thumb, (b) Puss in Boots, (c) Goody Two Shoes.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group