Instructional design for an architectural toy representing an ornamental lion cage, by Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter): conjectural perspective view of the completed model showing visitors to a park or zoo observing a lion-tamer and lions within the cage

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RIBApix ref no RIBA35914
Architect/DesignerAnchor Blocks
Richter, Friedrich Adolf (1846-1910)
Subject Date1900
Image Date1900
Library ReferenceSC43 Richters Designs for Architectural Models, No. 26 p. 4
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The German company Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter, owned by Friedrich Adolf Richter) began producing architectural toy kits known as Anchor Stone Building Sets in 1880. Each set of stackable building blocks was accompanied by instructional plans and designs for the home assembly of the model. This plate was printed in 'Richter's Designs of Architectural Models' and the legend beneath the image is in French.

Subject tags

zoo buildings, Toys, Animals, parks, building blocks, Feature: Building Blocks