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A Selection of Mechanical (wind-up) Toys And Novelties from an 1882 edition of the Automatic Toy Works Catalogue

You are viewing … THE BEST DOLL EVER MADE. This unique toy, when wound up, creeps and imitates the movements of a baby in the most natural manner, moving its hands and feet alternately as it passes along, and as … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Century Toy – German Jacks-on-a-string (Jumping-Jacks)

The Jacks-on-strings are a very mixed company. They are all dressed up in their best clothes, and they wear particularly fine hats. Some look like soldiers, some like Punch, but they are all in jolly mood. f you pull the … Continue reading

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Olbernhau Nutcracker | History of Christmas Decorations and Traditions

Mr. Nutcracker has a very big head. For this reason he can crack the largest nuts. He has a rabbit-skin cap, and his beard is remarkably like rabbit-skin too. His clothes are very coloured. He comes from Olbernhau. Excerpt: Toys, … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve – Boys Wondering What Santa Will Bring

Of Possible Interest Father Time New Year baby, Santa Claus and others in sleigh A 19th Century Elf-like Father Christmas With Horse-drawn Sleigh Papa Santa Claus Distributes Gifts – Image (1893)

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New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Under the mistletoe

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New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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