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Lincoln Logs

construction set

Lincoln Logs–a set of log-like building pieces—reached the American market in 1920. Designed by John Lloyd Wright, son of the famous architect, the sets built log cabins, frontier forts, and other structures. In the 1920s, some Americans viewed the log cabin as a symbol of the frontier spirit and democracy (a number of 19th-century U.S. presidents—like Abraham Lincoln—had rose from humble log cabins beginnings). Toys promoting these virtues appealed to parents concerned about raising children in an increasingly industrialized and urbanized America.

  • Manufacturer: John Lloyd Wright Inc.
  • Material: printed cardboard | turned wood
  • Origin: Chicago, IL
  • Object ID: 116.2406
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