This German windup toy shows an unusual subject matter, a man on wooden skis wearing a helmet embossed with the Iron Cross, dating the piece to about 1915 during World War I. The celluloid hat and head is all one piece on a body of wood with papier-mache hands and wooden legs and feet. No doubt a gift to a little boy at the height of the war.
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