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Crandall's Great Acrobats

Object Name: Articulated Figures
Date: ca. 1875
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Medium: Wood, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 10 x 6 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 25.4 x 15.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
and: Montrose
Description: "Crandall's Great Acrobats" with four wooden and lithographed paper figures with tongue and groove connecting body parts and four tongue and groove connecting pieces and bases; all in a wooden box with a sliding lid; paper label applied to lid inscribed, "CRANDALL'S BUILDING BLOCKS./ CRANDALL'S GREAT SHOW./ THE ACROBATS./ Full of Fun and Frolic, and Most Brilliant in Costume./ Will exhibit at the house of purchase Afternoon and Evening./ NO POSTPONEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF WEATHER./ MATINEE EVERY MORNING./ Admission Free, Children half-price./ PATENTED FEBRUARY 5th 1867."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.279
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Marks: printed: on the lid:CRANDALL'S BUILDING BLOCKS./ CRANDALL'S GREAT SHOW./ THE ACROBATS./ Full of Fun and Frolic, and Most Brilliant in Costume./ Will exhibit at the house of purchase Afternoon and Evening./ NO POSTPONEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF WEATHER./ MATINEE EVERY MORNING./ Admission Free, Children half-price./ PATENTED FEBRUARY 5th 1867."