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Set of 28 wooden blocks covered in lithographed paper, and stored in a box made to resemble a U.S. Mail wagon. Blocks are flat, thin, rectangular pieces of wood covered in colorful printed paper. Some sides display the alphabet, and others (when properly arranged) display text and illustrations for the following nursery rhymes: Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea, Bonny Lass Bonny, Hush A Bye Baby, and Little Bo-Peep. These blocks were made by the R. Bliss Manufacturing Co. of Pawtucket, Rhode Island in the 1880s. Sisters Lizzie Kunkel Robinson and Emma Kunkel bought the blocks for their respective daughter/niece, Marie Robinson Abels.
Creator: R. Bliss Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1880 and 1889
Item Number: 223703
KSHS Identifier: 1986.185.0
Collections - Museum
Date - 1880s
Home and Family - Children
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Play - Toys
Objects and Artifacts - Recreational Artifacts - Toy - Block, Picture
Places - Cities and towns - Eudora
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts