|The picture shows all (4) Old Metal & Wood "Kiddies From Dairyland" Advertising Print Blocks in this lot. I had digitally reversed the scanned image so they could be more easily read. The print blocks have reverse images and wording. The images on the print blocks might be difficult to see in the picture this is because what you see is a negative printing image. They are very detailed and if printed the images would be very crisp and clear.|
I do not know the exact years these were used, but I would guess the 1910's or 1920's. They are made of metal and mounted on mahogany wood sections. There is a copyright mark on each that reads:
© McTEE & CO., INC.
They depict children that are either cherubs or angels with little wings. My best guess is that a different image was printed in a newspaper every day and you were to cut them out and make a Story Book with them. The printers blocks in this lot (in the order pictured) are as follows:
Page Image Block. This one pictures a cherub with a milk bottle in front of two old time radio microphones. There is also a dog on the floor. It reads:
"ROAD TO HEALTH STATION BROADCASTING"
Page Image Block. This one pictures a cherub on stage in front of a crowd pouring a glass of milk from a milk bottle. It reads:
"ELECTION DAY VOTE FOR"
Page Image Block. This one pictures a cherub as a Taxi Driver driving an old time Taxi Cab. There is a rider in the back and a dog on the ground in front of the car. It has a sign that reads:
"ROAD TO HEALTH"
Page Image Block. The last one in this lot has two images. One pictures a train at a train station. The sign on the building reads:
and on the side it reads:
"ROAD TO HEALTH"
The other image is inset and is a cherub as an Engineer driving a train engine #205. There is a girl next to him in the locomotive.
To judge the sizes the square print blocks measure around 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" x 7/8". They are in excellent and useable condition.