Lincoln Logs, circa 1960

Summary

John Lloyd Wright, son of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, invented Lincoln Logs in 1916. Playskool has been an important manufacturer of durable, educational toys for young children since its founding in 1928 as the Playskool Institute.

John Lloyd Wright, son of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, invented Lincoln Logs in 1916. Playskool has been an important manufacturer of durable, educational toys for young children since its founding in 1928 as the Playskool Institute.

Artifact

Building blocks

Date Made

circa 1960

Creators

Playskool 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Collections Platform

Object ID

90.365.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Steven K. Hamp

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal
Cardboard

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Diameter: 5 in

Inscriptions

on product package: ORIGINAL LINCOLN LOGS / AMERICA'S NATIONAL TOY / 79 WOOD PIECES / DESIGN SHEET ENCLOSED

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