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Alphabet chips (set)

Alphabet chips (set)
Title
Alphabet chips (set)
Date 
ca.1800
Medium 
Wood, cardboard, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 6 x 6.7 cm )
Description 
Set of circular cardboard chips, each with a printed and hand-colored illustration of one letter of the alphabet ("Acorn" for A, for example); in a cylindrical wooden box with cover.
Credit Line 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number 
1944.242a-y
Marks 
printed: on paper label affixed to lid: "ALPHABET."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group