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Criss Cross Spelling Slips

Object Name: Card game
Date: ca. 1885
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Medium: Wood, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Container (box): 1 1/4 × 9 × 10 in. (3.2 × 22.9 × 25.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: "Criss Cross Spelling Slips" puzzles in a paper covered cardboard box, with cover illustration of two children playing "Criss Cross Spelling Slips"; box cover inscribed, "CRISS CROSS/ SPELLING SLIPS/ SET TWO/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS N. Y."; forty-eight strips of cardboard forming six different pictures of animals such as a wolf and a lion, with each letter of a description of the animal printed on each strip; interior of the box cover printed with the vendor's label.
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.426
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "CRISS CROSS/ SPELLING SLIPS/ SET TWO/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS N. Y." printed: on label on underside of box cover: "From SMITH'S/ TEMPLE OF FANCY/ Books, Stationary, Toys,/ Fancy Goods, &c./ FREDERICK, - MARYLAND."