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Accession Number: 1984.375.2

Physical Description: Wooden Architectural Building Blocks in wooden box. .1 - .5 Rectangular wooden blocks with two fluted sides. Four are painted red, one is green .6 - .16 Rectangular wooden block with two fluted sided. Nine are painted green Two are red. .17 Rectangular wooden block with two fluted sides painted green. .18 - .21 Square wooden blocks with two fluted sides painted purple .22 - .24 Rectangular wooden block Two are unpainted, one is purple .25 Rectangular wooden block. Painted purple .26 - .32 wooden cubes. Six are unpainted, one is purple .33 - .34 rectangular wooden block. Unpainted .35 - .36 rectangular wooden block. Unpainted .37 rectangular wooden block painted green .38 rectangular wooden block unpainted. .39 - .40 cylindrical wooden block unpainted .41 - .43 wooden pillar unpainted .44 - .45 Square wooden block. One is painted red, the other has a black clock dial on one side .46 Rectangular wooden block with a half circle cut out of one side unpainted. .47 Half circle shaped wooden block. Painted red. .48 Triangular wooden block unpainted .49 Triangular wooden block painted red. .50 Box lid has glossy paper label with three children pictured playing with the blocks. A painting of Chautauqua Lake hangs in the background.

History of Object: According to note from donor ?Belonged to Alice Elizabeth Bouse, born at Centralia, Kansas, Aug. 13, 1912. She is now Mrs. Jesse Hayden and resides in Holton, Kansas." Note: For comparative purposes it may be noted that the building blocks were patterned after those of stone, 1880-ca. Kansas History, Volume 7, Number 1, Spring 1984, page 107.? Alice was the donor?s sister. The American Manufacturing Concern existed from 1910 until at least 1938

Date: 1914

Dimensions (in cm): .1-.5) H: 2 9/16"; W: 7/8"; D: 5/16" .6-.16) H: 3 3/8"; W: 7/8"; D: 5/16" .17) H: 2 3/8"; W: 13/16"; D: 3/8" .18-.21) H: 7/8"; W: 7/8"; D: 3/8" .22-.24) H: 2 9/ 16"; W: 7/8"; D: 13/16" .25) H: 2 1/2"; W: 7/8"; D: 7/8" .26-.32) H: 13/16"; W: 13/16"; D: 13/16" .33-.34) H: 1 7/8"; W: 5/8"; D: 5/8" .35-.36) H: 1 11/16"; W: 13/16"; D: 13/16" .37) H: 1 1/4"; W: 5/8"; D: 9/16" .38) H: 3 3/8"; W: 13/16"; D: 13/16" .39-.40) H: 2 9/16"; Diam: 13/16" .41-.43) H: 3 5/16"; Diam: 7/8" .44-.45) H: 1 11/16"; W: 1 11/16"; D: 7/8" .46) H: 3 7/16"; W: 7/8"; D: 7/8" .47) H: 1 7/8"; W: 13/16"; D: 13/16" .48) H: 2 1/4"; W: 7/8"; D: 1 1/8" .49) H: 3 3/16"; W: 7/8"; D: 1 11/16" .50) box - H: 12 7/16"; W: 7 3/4"; D: 7/16"

Marks/Inscriptions: [on label on box lid in white and black print] THE/ CHAUTAUQUA/ ARCHITECTURAL/ BUILDING / BLOCKS/ MANUFACTURED BY/ AMERICAN/ MANUFACTURING CONCERN/ JAMESTOWN, N.Y./ MADE IN U.S.A./ NO. 535 [hand written in cursive in pencil on bottom of box] These blocks were given to Alice Bouse/ Christmas 1914- Centralia, Kansas

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Hayden, Alice Elizabeth Bouse, 1912-2002
    Origin, Place of: Jamestown (N.Y.)
    Event: Christmas
    Use, Place of: Centralia (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Nemaha County (Kan.)

Creators and Contributors

    American Manufacturing Concern

Status: Cataloged

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