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A Peep at the Circus

Object Name: Picture puzzle
Date: 1887
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Medium: Wood, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Container (box): 2 1/4 × 10 1/4 × 12 1/4 in. (5.7 × 26 × 31.1 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: "A Peep at the Circus" set of two eighteen paper covered cardboard picture puzzles, one of a clown dressed in a red and white stiped and blue and white star suit with a conical hat having tea at a table with an elephant, the other is of a horse trainer and two horses in a paper covered wood and cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with the elphant puzzle image and the inscription, "A PEEP/ At THE/ CIRCUS PICTURE/ PUZZLE/ [DISSECTED]/ COPYRIGHTED 1887 BY McLOUGHLIN BRO'S NEW-YORK".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.246
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "A PEEP/ At THE/ CIRCUS PICTURE/ PUZZLE/ [DISSECTED]/ COPYRIGHTED 1887 BY McLOUGHLIN BRO'S NEW-YORK"