On October 11, 1884 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on West 37th Street in New York City. By the end of her life, she would be known as the longest serving First Lady of the United States, and Harry Truman would nickname her "First Lady of the World" for her humanitarian efforts. But she began her life surrounded by New York City's Gilded Age riches.
Anna Eleanor was born to Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt and Anna Rebecca Hall. Anna Rebecca...Read More
Every kid remembers that magic moment of getting to the bottom of your cereal or Cracker Jack box and finding a prize. It could have been a plastic ring, or a puzzle, or a toy of a cartoon character. It was the best part of the morning. So here are a few of our favorite food-related toys from the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera, a collection of which is on display...Read More
We're now in the final days of our beloved seasonal exhibition, Holiday Express—come learn about toys and trains from a bygone era before the show closes on Sunday, February 28.
Though the golden age of the locomotive has long since come to pass, the train set has endured as a popular toy. Toys reflect culture and offer us insight into the lives of both kids and adults at the time of their creation. While we often think of the...Read More
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