Picture Puzzle, 1855-1865

Summary

Toy manufacturers designed puzzles for older children and adults. One form -- cubes with pictures on each face -- challenged users with the possibility of multiple solutions. This set of 24 wooden blocks could be combined to create one of six illustrated scenes, a map of the United States, or the alphabet.

Toy manufacturers designed puzzles for older children and adults. One form -- cubes with pictures on each face -- challenged users with the possibility of multiple solutions. This set of 24 wooden blocks could be combined to create one of six illustrated scenes, a map of the United States, or the alphabet.

Artifact

Picture puzzle

Date Made

1855-1865

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.0.15.59

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 8.5 in

Length: 12.55 in

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