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Old-Time Toys

Old-Time Toys

Bobbie Kalman and David Schimpky

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Until the mid-1800s, most children's toys were homemade, often whittled from a chunk of wood on a winter's night. Later came a wide variety of toys, from rocking horses to porcelain dolls to automated coin banks to magic lanterns. Read about these 19th-century playthings, photographed from toy museums. (32pp. color illus. Crabtree Pub. Co., 1995.)