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Building blocks (set)

Building blocks (set)
Title
Building blocks (set)
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, paint
Dimensions 
box: 2 3/8 x 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 6 x 25.1 x 19 cm )
Description 
Set of 91 wooden building block units, mostly flat and rectangular, painted red, white, and blue, with "finger joint" extensions along two narrow edges.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Catherine R.B. Mackie
Object Number 
1947.241.1a-nnnn
Marks 
printed: on paper label pasted to side of cardboard box: "Sample New No.2 Milwaukee CROP 1874/From W.P. McLoren & Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin" stamped: on bottom of box: "H.R. COOPER/Maker/64 Broad St., New York"
Gallery Label 
These building blocks resemble "Crandall's Building Blocks" illustrated in Educational Toys in America (See Publications). The blocks were probably given to the Society in this box, marked "H. R. COOPER,/Maker."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group