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The Brownie Blocks

Object Name: Picture puzzle blocks
Date: 1891
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Medium: Wood, carboard, paper
Dimensions: Each (block): 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (6.7 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Set of twenty picture puzzle blocks with Palmer Cox's "Brownies" or elves on each of the six puzzles; puzzles include "Snowballing", Brownies having a snowball fight in a park, "Skating" with brownies skating on a pond with one who has fallen through the ice and a building in the background flying a Japanese flag, "Hauling the Yule Log" with brownies hauling trees on sleds, "The Dance" with brownies dancing in pairs and groups to a brownie band, "Blindman's Bluff" with brownies blindfolding and chasing each other and "The Christmas Dinner" with two long tables of brownies eating, serving and carving a turkey; box cover lithographed with sixteen brownies playing on the title, "THE/ BROWNIE/ BLOCKS/ Manufactured/ by McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHTED/ 1891/ by/ PALMER COX.".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.252
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