Picture blocks

Object Number: 
2000.250
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 24.1 x 28.6 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box top: "M/ IS/ For/ MOST/ MISCHIEVOUS/ HE/ N/ is A/ from/ INDIA/ you/ SEE/ O/ IS/ FOR/ THAT SWIMS/ FAST AWAY/ P/ For the/ WHO ARE/ eating/ ALL/ DAY" on box top, bottom right corner: "E. & B."
Description: 
Thirty cube puzzle blocks in a paper covered wooden box; four horizontal chromolithographed images on the box top of activities and animals starting with "M/ N/ O/ P", including mischievous monkeys, Indian animals, swimming otters and wallowing pigs; box cover inscribed, "M/ IS/ For/ MOST/ MISCHIEVOUS/ HE/ N/ is A/ from/ INDIA/ you/ SEE/ O/ IS/ FOR/ THAT SWIMS/ FAST AWAY/ P/ For the/ WHO ARE/ eating/ ALL/ DAY"; six sets of images on the blocks including a man seated on a pew and two women in the doorway of a house.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group