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Wonder blocks

Object Number: 
2000.272
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Wood, paper, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 8 in. ( 2.9 x 20 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "WONDER/ BLOCKS/ J.H.S. N.Y./ AND/ STEAM CARS"
Description: 
"Wonder Blocks and Steam Cars" picture blocks with nine paper covered wooden blocks in a paper covered cardboard box; each block lithographed with three sequential letters of the alphabet and image that begin with that letter on the obverse, and train parts on the reverse; sides chromolithographed with letters of the alphabet on two sides; box cover chromolithographed with the "A B C" block and an old woman holding eggs with a rooster at her feet; box cover inscribed, "WONDER/ BLOCKS/ J.H.S. N.Y./ AND/ STEAM CARS".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group