|The picture shows all (5) 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 are as follows:
Large Title or Book Cover block. This one pictures two cherubs flying in the sunrise on an airplane made of a milk bottle and a storybook. It reads:
"EACH MORN THEY BRING YOU HEALTH AND STRENGTH IN A BOTTLE!" and "KIDDIES FROM DAIRYLAND - AND THEIR STORYBOOK"
Small Title Block. This one pictures two cherubs and reads:
"KIDDIES FROM DAIRYLAND DAILY POEM"
Page Image Block. This one pictures a cherub with a toy soldier and another figure in the background.
Page Image Block. This one pictures two cherubs playing golf. One is swinging and the other is a caddy.
Page Image Block. This one pictures a cherub holding a milk bottle and a Star. By the star is reads:
There is a sign in the image that reads:
"DRINK MORE MILK".
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.