Richter's Comet Blocks

Object Number: 
INV.8080
Date: 
ca. 1902
Medium: 
Stone, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 5 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. ( 2.5 x 13 x 17.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on lid: "Richter's/POPULAR/COMET BLOCKS/'REG U.S. PAT. OFF.'/(STONE BUILDING BOX.) 3 COLORS." printed: in black on lid: "U.S. PATENTS, MARCH 6TH 1900/SOLE MANUFACTURERS AND PATENTEES:/F.A.d RICHTER & CO./AMERICAN HOUSE: 215 PEARL STREET
Description: 
Set of architectural building blocks made of pink, blue, and white stone housed in a cardboard box; on lid, scene of family gathered around table constructing building with blocks; family composed of father and mother seated at right, two girls (of different ages) and one boy.
Gallery Label: 
These building blocks may have been given by Miss Cynthia Halsey. Attached pamphlet is in the curatorial file.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group