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wooden toy train

Toy Train
2000.20.508
This four-car toy train, made of wood, was made sometime in the 19th century, and is the forerunner of Thomas, the Tank Engine.

miniature metal cookstove with pots and pans

Toy Kitchen Range
c. 1900
1990.008.03a
This plaything, from about 1900, is a miniature facsimile of a wood-fired cookstove that was used in kitchens in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

miniature metal horse-drawn ambulance with drivers

WWI Toy Ambulance with Figures
1914-1918
1969.05.01a-h
This World War I vintage iron toy is of a horse-drawn ambulance and four military figures.

wooden checkerboard

Checkerboard
c. 1900
2000.20.503
In the early 19th century board games were literally carved out of wooden boards.

group of seven toy soldiers in various positions of fighting

Group of Toy Soldiers
1930-1939
M.45
Toy soldiers have been collected for centuries.

miniature wooden ark with animals

Noah's Ark
c. 1900
1999.13.503
This miniature model of Noah's Ark, complete with animals and a ramp for access, is a child's toy.

home-made cloth doll with red dress and white apron

Doll "Diana"
c. 1887
1971.14.02
Like many other toys in the 19th century, cloth dolls were generally not purchased but made at home by a family member or friend; in this case, an aunt made "Diana" for her young Medford, Massachusetts, niece.

   

 

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