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Nest of Picture and ABC Blocks

Object Name: Nesting blocks
Date: ca. 1900
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Medium: Wood, paper
Dimensions: Largest (block): 6 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (15.2 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Five wooden nesting alphabet blocks (hollow) covered in paper, each progressively smaller than the next, nesting into each other; each block printed with sequence of letters of the alphabet across the tops, and chromolithographed illustrations of animal vignettes with captions around the base, such as "This dandy Cat a walking goes, drest gaily in his Sunday clothes."; largest block printed on one side, "Nest OF/ PICTURE/ AND A B C/ BLOCKS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.222
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Marks: lithographed: on one side of the largest block: "Nest OF/ PICTURE/ AND A B C/ BLOCKS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK"