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Transparent Slate

Object Name: Tracing slate
Date: 1873
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Medium: Wood, glass, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 10.2 x 8.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Elizabeth
Description: Tracing slate (transparent slate) with a wood frame and backing and a glass top; seven small printed line illustrations held inside, along with "Whiting and his Cat" puzzle by Sam Loyd, Sapolio maze advertisement, and photograph of a woman; printed text on paper adhered to front of frame: "TRANSPARENT SLATE"; printed on puzzle: "WHITING/ AND HIS CAT/ 4 XPLANATION/ C/ OTHER SIDE/ By S. Lloyd, author of Pony Puzzle, Trick Mules, etc., Box 98, Elizabeth, N. J./ Entered according to Act of Congress, the the year 1873, with the Librarian of Congress."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.461
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