This selection of metal toys includes a Lehman’s 1903 wind-up “Tap Tap” delivery man push cart toy; “Busy Lizy” tin wind-up toy created by a Georg Fischer, a German manufacturer who produced most prolifically between 1900-1914; a cast-iron horse and carriage; A German toy company’s maid with broom; and an unknown manufacturer’s tin bicycle rider, likely also German.
The toys reflect types from the early 20th-century that were becoming increasingly popular across the United States and available more widely throughout New Mexico due to the railroads gaining access to the region.
New Mexico History Museum, gifts of David Canfield and the Delgado family.
Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.