Nelson's wooden funeral blocks toy

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National Maritime Museum, Second floor, Nelson Navy Nation gallery

A set of 57 wooden play blocks depicting Nelson's funeral procession, 9 January 1806.

This box of 57 wooden play blocks (there's one missing) depicts Nelson's funeral procession.

A striped silk ribbon is associated with the box. Each block is wedge shaped and stands on its shortest side, a section of a print showing a part of the procession is glued to its widest face.

"Britain's last tribute of gratitude to her departed HERO exhibiting the Order observed in the PUBLIC FUNERAL PROCESSION of the late Viscount Admiral HORATIO, VISCOUNT NELSON from the Admiralty to St. Paul's Cathedral on Thursday the 9th day of January 1806."