By Kim Bauer

As the curator for the Henry Horner Lincoln Collection it is part of my job to oversee the maintenance of the various artifacts. Recently I was going through boxes in order to prepare for the move of the collection to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library when I was struck by an object. It was a box, but not an ordinary one. Upon further inspection I realized that we had an item from a toy collector’s dream. Its title is “The Myriopticon, A Historical Panorama of the Rebellion.” The maker is the standard of toymakers, Milton Bradley. The date of original manufacture seems to be 1868.1 Inside the box is a long scroll that turns by wooden dowels/paddles.

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