Toy train catalog. Front and back cover have the same Art Deco-style printed color illustration of trains, with a gleaming train station and a city skyline in the distance. Printed inscription on cover: "SINCE 1868 / Ives / Trains / IVES TOYS MAKE HAPPY BOYS". The date "1930" is stamped in the upper right corner of the cover and also on the page 3 of the catalog. Catalog is 23 pages long and has b&w and color illustrations of Ives train cars, tracks, and accessories.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
|Acquisition||Gift of Foster McMillen|
|Ownership and History||
The train station depicted in the cover art for this catalog is New York's famous Grand Central Terminal, and the skyscraper behind it is the New York Central building. The rays of light streaming from the station echo the train tracks radiating toward the foreground of the picture.
This was part of a collection of toy train catalogs given to the Staten Island Historical Society by Foster McMillen in 1960. Foster McMillen (ca. 1911-2005) was born in Castleton Corners, Staten Island. For many years he worked in Manhattan as an engineer for the Kearfott Engineering Company, a manufacturer of navigation systems and other equipment. He collected model trains as a hobby.
|Maker||Ives Corporation, New York City, NY|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Advertising Medium|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2014.|
|Legal Status||Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.|