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Birdie Blocks

Object Name: Picture blocks
Date: 1898
Medium: Wood, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Container (box): 1 5/8 × 11 × 8 1/4 in. (4.1 × 27.9 × 21 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: "Birdie Blocks" eighteen square construction picture blocks with the corners drilled out and a cut in the center of one side; each block with a chromolithographed image of a bird applied to one side of the block and five letters in meddalions applied to the opposite side; twenty-two wooden disks which hold the blocks together; one paper sheet with block configurations printed; cardboard box with a chromolithographed image of three children playing with "Birdie Bloocks" in an oval frame of the blocks on the cover; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "BIRDIE BLOCKS/ PATENTE JAN. 18, 1898".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.249
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "BIRDIE BLOCKS/ PATENTE JAN. 18, 1898"