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ABC & Picture Blocks: The House That Jack Built

Object Name: Alphabet blocks
Date: 1897
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Medium: Wood, paper
Dimensions: Container (box): 1 1/8 × 14 5/8 × 7 7/8 in. (2.9 × 37.1 × 20 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: "ABC & Picture Blocks: The House That Jack Built" with twelve paper covered rectanugular wooden alphabet blocks in a paper covered cardboard box; each block depicts a character or object from the story of "The House that Jack Built" on the obverse, a nursery rhyme on the reverse, letters from the alphabet one one side and animals on the other; box cover lithographed with an image of a house with the people and an ox in the foreground; box cover inscribed, "A.B.C. &/ PICTURE BLOCKS/ &/ THE HOUSE/ THAT/ JACK BUILT./ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, NEW YORK. COPYRIGHTED 1891.".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.405
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "A.B.C. &/ PICTURE BLOCKS/ &/ THE HOUSE/ THAT/ JACK BUILT./ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, NEW YORK. COPYRIGHTED 1891."