The Ideal Puzzle Cubes

Object Number: 
2000.276
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 3/4 x 11 x 16 in. ( 7 x 27.9 x 40.6 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ IDEAL/ PUZZLE/ CUBES/ COPYRIGHT 1892./ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S NEW YORK"
Description: 
"The Ideal Puzzle Cubes" with twenty-four wooden puzzle blocks in a paper covered wood and cardboard box; four groups of six blocks make up six puzzles each including 'The Maiden with Beauty and Grace', the maiden finding a dead robin, 'The Dog', 'The Woodman', 'The Cat with Lantern Jaws', 'The Robin with Breast so Red', 'Puss in Boots' with a boy, "Little Red Riding Hood" with the wolf, an old woman looking in a bare cupboard, 'The Three Bears', a seated giant, three girls reading in front of a fireplace, three girls playing in a field, three girls playing ina parlor one grinding coffee, two girls petting a rabbit, a girl holding a cat, dog and a doll, three children building a snowman, a kitten leaving his home, an injured kitten returning home, a cat and dog fighting, a dog demanding money from a cat, cat attacking a rooster, and a cat and dog toasting; nine chromolithographed images printed on sheets of paper; box cover lithographed with three of the puzzle images and the inscriptions, "THE/ IDEAL/ PUZZLE/ CUBES/ COPYRIGHT 1892./ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group