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wooden toy train

Toy Train
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
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
This World War I vintage iron toy is of a horse-drawn ambulance and four military figures.

wooden checkerboard

c. 1900
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
Toy soldiers have been collected for centuries.

miniature wooden ark with animals

Noah's Ark
c. 1900
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
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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