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Crandall's Mammoth ABC Nesting Blocks

Object Name: Nesting blocks
Date: 1880-1890
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Medium: Wood, paper
Dimensions: Overall (Nested): 6 1/2 × 6 5/8 × 6 3/4 in. (16.5 × 16.8 × 17.1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Montrose
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Description: Ten wooden nesting alphabet blocks (hollow) covered in paper, each progressively smaller than the next, nesting into each other; each block printed with sequence of five letters in alphabet, one on each side, grouped as A-E, F-J, and each printed with illustrations of various colors related to the letter such as a cat for "c"; largest block printed on one side, "J.A.CRANDALL's/ MAMMOTH/ ABC/ PATENTED JUNE 28TH 1888".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.241
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Marks: lithographed: on the largest block: "J.A.CRANDALL's/ MAMMOTH/ ABC/ PATENTED JUNE 28TH 188".