The Lincoln Checkerboard Puzzle
The object is a puzzle created in the likeness of the puzzle Abraham Lincoln completed while serving as storekeeper at New Salem. The item features fourteen pieces that when complete form a perfect checkerboard square. It is accompanied by a solution card.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
6 X 4 1/2 inches (folded)
Materials and Techniques Display
recto: THE LINCOLN / CHECKERBOARD PUZZLE / Note: / This Puzzle is sup- / posed to be the same / as the one worked by/ Lincoln when store- / keeper at New Salem. / Interesting! / Looks Easy! / How quickly can you solve it? / Many different solutions / possible! / Solution No. 1 sent for 25 cents / ADDRESS / HISTORICAL PUZZLES DEPT. / THE LINCOLN PUBLISHERS / SHIPPENSBURG, PENNA.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
puzzle (recreational artifact)
toys & games
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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