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Aunt Louisa's Cube Puzzles: Yankee Doodle

Object Name: Puzzle blocks
Date: ca. 1888
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Medium: Wood, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 9 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 25.1 x 29.2 cm )
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: "Aunt Louisa's Cube Puzzles: Yankee Doodle" puzzle blocks in a wooden box with a sliding lid; chromolithographed image of Yankee Doodle in a white top hat, blue coat with stars and red and white striped pants riding a horse down a flight of stairs; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "AUNT LOUISA'S CUBE PUZZLES/ YANKEE DOODLE./ McLoughlin Bros., N.Y."; wooden blocks covered in paper and chromolithographed with six images including the one on the box cover and Yankee Doodle riding a horse through a group of injured and fleeing characterized Native Americans, Yankee Doodle signing the Declaration of Independence of a flag draped table with wigged men standing in the background, Yankee Doodle seated on the steps of the White House blowing cigar smoke a children play on the lawn and a personification Liberty looks on from the doorway, Yankee Doodle on a horse tipping his cap to British soldiers, a unicorn and a lion as the exit the country through a gate labeled "UNITED STATES", and Yankee Doodle riding his horse past cheering crowds.
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.714
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "AUNT LOUISA'S CUBE PUZZLES/ YANKEE DOODLE./ McLoughlin Bros., N.Y."

Exhibitions:

"Feiffer's Family Tree," New-York Historical Society, February 4-June 1, 2003.