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The T. A. Snider Diamond Puzzle

Object Number: 
2000.707
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Box: 1/4 x 4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 0.6 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm ) Overall (puzzle completed): 6 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (17.5 x 17.1 cm)
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ T. A. SNIDER/ DIAMOND/ PUZZLE/ CINCINNATI, O./ DIRECTIONS./ Place the enclosed ten/ cards, printed side/ up, so as to form/ a perfect/ square./ On receipt of Ten Cents/ a duplicate of this puzzle will be/ sent post pa
Description: 
"The T. A. Snider Diamond Puzzle" advertising puzzle with ten pieces in a trapezoidal cardboard box; each chromolithographed puzzle piece has an advertisement for a Snider product including soup, catsup, and chili sauce; box cover printed, "THE/ T. A. SNIDER/ DIAMOND/ PUZZLE/ CINCINNATI, O./ DIRECTIONS./ Place the enclosed ten/ cards, printed side/ up, so as to form/ a perfect/ square./ On receipt of Ten Cents/ a duplicate of this puzzle will be/ sent post paid to any address./ THE T. A. SNIDER/ PRESERVE CO./ Cincinatti, O./ USA".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group