Another Curiosity from the Henry Horner Lincoln Collection

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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