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Alphabetic Object Teacher

Object Name: Panorama
Date: ca. 1875
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Medium: Wood, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/8 x 5 x 5 in. (3.5 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A.
Description: "Alphabetic Object Teacher" scroll game in a wooden box revealing a series of printed depictions of animals and objects each beside the letter of the alphabet each represents, such as "A" for apple and "B" for boat; the figures are chromolithographed on a long strip of paper which is housed on two spools and rotated by cranks;the underside of the box has a chromolithographed depiction of a woman on a bicycle.
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.267
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Marks: chromolithographed: on the front: ALPHABETIC/ OBJECT/ TEACHER."


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