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A B C Blocks

A B C Blocks
Title
A B C Blocks
Date 
ca. 1883
Medium 
Wood, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 1/2 x 8 7/8 x 10 in. ( 3.8 x 22.5 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
"A B C Blocks" alphabet blocks with twenty paper covered wooden blocks in a wood box with a sliding lid with an applied paper label; label chromolithographed with an image of a clown showing a little girl a box of "ABC BLOCKS" in a parlor; label inscibed, "ABC/ J.H.S./ NEW YORK/ No. 2/ ABC/ BLOCKS/ J. H. SINGER"; one side of each block chromolithographed with a letter and a corresponding action or object such as "AIM" for "A", reverse of the blocks are six puzzles representing Uncle Sam, Santa Claus, a soldier, a man plting clarinet, a man playing mandolin and a fat man, sides of blocks have soldiers and bricks.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.244
Marks 
lithographed: on the label: "ABC/ J.H.S./ NEW YORK/ No. 2/ ABC/ BLOCKS/ J. H. SINGER"
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group