This Christmas season I thought I would count down the days to December 25th with toys that children from the 1850s to early 1900s might find under their Christmas trees on Christmas morning.
The cat nodder transforms the common, ordinary household pet into a figure full of charm and whimsy, which made German toys something all children had on their wish list from Santa. Outrageously long, spindly legs of wood hold the papier-mache human body wearing a shirt and short pants. The cat head balances on a stick of wood attached to a wire inserted inside the neck allowing the head to nod, looking ever so sweet with its little red cap. Such a toy would have been available in the early 1900s, but so very hard for collectors to find today.
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