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Automobile

2012

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Before the mass-production of toys in the late 19th and 20th centuries, American and European children were lucky if they had a relative trained in woodworking and carpentry. After skilled fathers had built the necessary cabinets or cupboards, they might use a few scraps of wood to fashion toys for their children--perhaps a wooden boat or pull toy for the son and a dollhouse or a cradle for a cloth doll for the daughter. Such toys were rare, simple, and cherished. Toys like this wooden car may have come from a father's work bench.

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  • Title: Automobile
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Location: Tonawanda, NY
  • Subject Keywords: automobile
  • Type: Transportation Toys
  • Medium: wood

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