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
Architect/Designer Anchor Blocks Richter, Friedrich Adolf (1846-1910) Country Germany Subject Date 1900 Image Date 1900 View Exterior Medium Print Library Reference SC43 Richters Designs for Architectural Models, No. 26 p. 4 Orientation Landscape Colour Info Colour Credit RIBA Collections Subject Zoo buildings ; Parks ; Toys ; Building blocks ; Animals
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.
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