Tommy and Dobbin

Description

Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses.

Physical Description

1 set of 11 wooden blocks ; in wooden case with sliding lid, 14 x 18 x 3 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [1890..1900].

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Weaver Collection of Children's Books and was provided by UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 106 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections house and provide access to more than 20,000 rare and unusual items including scrolls, books, posters, maps, artwork, artifacts, games, photographs, Texana, and more. The staff of the Rare Book Room does preservation and conservation work and digitizes rare items to make them freely available to the world via the Internet.

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Description

Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses.

Physical Description

1 set of 11 wooden blocks ; in wooden case with sliding lid, 14 x 18 x 3 cm.

Notes

Example of a late-19th century toy.
Acquired by purchase, 1997.

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Weaver Collection of Children's Books

This collection contains a small selection of juvenile literature from the much larger physical collection housed in the UNT Libraries' Rare Book Room. Included are toys from the collection as well as books with religious and moralistic themes.

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Creation Date

  • [1890..1900]

Start & End Dates

  • 1890 - 1899

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 11:15 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Aug. 12, 2013, 3:50 p.m.

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Tommy and Dobbin, physical object, [1890..1900]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2116/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.