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Tom Thumb Nesting Block

Object Number: 
2000.223
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 16.5 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Wooden nesting alphabet block (hollow) covered in paper; top printed with sequence of letters, "RST/ UVW/ XYZ"; sides with chromolithographed illustrations from the story of Tom Thumb; one side lithographed with the inscription, "TOM THUMB nest/ BLOCKS".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group