About the Farmstead

Toy farm from Frackville, Pennsylvania, circa 1875-1895.
Toy farm from Frackville, Pennsylvania, circa 1875-1895.

A collection of handmade farm toys is a collection of memories. A carved cow or a small hay wagon arouses sensuous memories of childhood pleasures. What it feels like to have a calf ’s sandpapery tongue lick your hand, or a bumpy ride on an empty hay wagon pulled
by a pair of huge draft horses.

If you enjoy folk art, it doesn’t get any better than this.