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Brooklyn Bridge Block Ball Puzzle

Brooklyn Bridge Block Ball Puzzle
Title
Brooklyn Bridge Block Ball Puzzle
Date 
1883-1900
Medium 
Wood, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 x 18 x 1 in. ( 15.2 x 45.7 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Long, rectangular mechanical puzzle with twenty-five balls and twenty-five blocks; lithographed image on the cover and inside of the Brooklyn Bridge with steamships and sailing vessels in the harbor below; cover and interior inscribed, "B B B B PUZZLE/ BROOKLYN BRIDGE BLOCK BALL PUZZLE/ THE B. B. B. B. PUZZLE."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.730ab
Inscriptions 
lithographed: on the cover and the interior: "B B B B PUZZLE/ BROOKLYN BRIDGE BLOCK BALL PUZZLE/ THE B. B. B. B. PUZZLE."
Gallery Label 
This challenging combination puzzle depicts New York's majestic Brooklyn Bridge, opened for surface traffic in 1883, and the East River teeming with steamships and sailing vessels.
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