Amanda E. Skinner--she makes beautiful miniature rocking horses and carousel animals

Amanda E. Skinner--she makes beautiful miniature rocking horses and carousel animals

Bird in Cage Victorian Toy Thaumatrope

Bird in Cage Victorian Toy Thaumatrope

Victorian Era Toy Hot Air Balloon.    This and that horse r,acing game in the movie "Dave"

Victorian Era Toy Hot Air Balloon. This and that horse r,acing game in the movie "Dave"

victorian childrens toys | 19th Century | CAT BOX 356 | Toys and games, Victorian replica | box ...

victorian childrens toys | 19th Century | CAT BOX 356 | Toys and games, Victorian replica | box ...

A thaumatrope was a hugely popular toy in Victorian times, a kind of old-school stop motion trick, or an old-school show with only one channel. With the wonder of persistence of vision, a bird magically transported into a cage with just a twirl of a string.

A thaumatrope was a hugely popular toy in Victorian times, a kind of old-school stop motion trick, or an old-school show with only one channel. With the wonder of persistence of vision, a bird magically transported into a cage with just a twirl of a string.

1860 British Gyroscope at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London - From the curators' comments: "The Victorian era was a time when the study of science was greatly encouraged. Toys that were also educational, such as this gyroscopic top, were very popular. Gyroscopes were used as balance levels in airplanes and submarines."

1860 British Gyroscope at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London - From the curators' comments: "The Victorian era was a time when the study of science was greatly encouraged. Toys that were also educational, such as this gyroscopic top, were very popular. Gyroscopes were used as balance levels in airplanes and submarines."

Toys of the 19th century | Toy Theatre. Image @ Tea at Triannon

Toy Theatres: 19th Century Entertainment

Toys of the 19th century | Toy Theatre. Image @ Tea at Triannon

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