Nesting Alphabet Blocks

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1885

GUSN

GUSN-250669

Description

Square box-shape with one open end for nesting graduated-sized blocks; pine carcasses covbered with white printed paper depicting children at play and verses in polychrome, on the sides of each box; letters of the alphabet printed in red on a gold ground are on the tops of each: .1 - A, .2 - B, .3 - C, .4 - DEFG, .5 - HIJK, .6 - LMNO, .7 - PQRS, .8 - TUVWXYZ.

Details

Descriptive Terms

alphabet blocks
pine (wood)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
alphabet blocks
poetry
early childhood education
Education
Childhood
Alphabet
Block, Alphabet

Associated Building

Used At Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toy

Dimensions

6 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.757.1-8

Places

Probably North America (North and Central America) [general region]
Probably Germany