Old-Time Toys shows young readers the wonders of 19th century playthings using fascinating photographs from leading toy museums around the country. A history of toymakers in North America is featured along with such unusual and familiar toys as:
• zoetropes, an early form of "moving pictures"
• automata, toys with moving parts
• marbles, dolls, kaleidoscopes
• pop-up books
• toys with a religious theme, such as the popular Noah's Ark figurines and ark
• how to make a thaumatrope, a spinning disk that created a design