Aunt Louisa's Cube Puzzles: Yankee Doodle

Aunt Louisa's Cube Puzzles: Yankee Doodle
Title
Aunt Louisa's Cube Puzzles: Yankee Doodle
Date 
ca. 1888
Medium 
Wood, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 9 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 25.1 x 29.2 cm )
Description 
"Aunt Louisa's Cube Puzzles: Yankee Doodle" puzzle blocks in a wooden box with a sliding lid; chromolithographed image of Yankee Doodle in a white top hat, blue coat with stars and red and white striped pants riding a horse down a flight of stairs; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "AUNT LOUISA'S CUBE PUZZLES/ YANKEE DOODLE./ McLoughlin Bros., N.Y."; wooden blocks covered in paper and chromolithographed with six images including the one on the box cover and Yankee Doodle riding a horse through a group of injured and fleeing characterized Native Americans, Yankee Doodle signing the Declaration of Independence of a flag draped table with wigged men standing in the background, Yankee Doodle seated on the steps of the White House blowing cigar smoke a children play on the lawn and a personification Liberty looks on from the doorway, Yankee Doodle on a horse tipping his cap to British soldiers, a unicorn and a lion as the exit the country through a gate labeled "UNITED STATES", and Yankee Doodle riding his horse past cheering crowds.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.714
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "AUNT LOUISA'S CUBE PUZZLES/ YANKEE DOODLE./ McLoughlin Bros., N.Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group