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Identifier: crockeryglassjou78newy
Title: Crockery & glass journal
Year: 1875 (1870s)
Subjects: Pottery Glass Glassware
Publisher: New York : G. Whittemore & Co.
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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ts of the Tyrol, andthere the workers carve out wooden animals with aston-ishing rapidily. The work is hereditary, and an Americanwho recently visited this part of the world tells the storyof an old woman whose skill was confined to six animals—cats, dogs, goats, wolves, sheep and elephants. Shehad carved these six animals all her life and had no ideahow to do anything else. She made them in two sizesand turned out perhaps 1,000 every year. She had nomodel or drawing of any kind, but from force of habitshe cut them exact. She declared that she had learnedthe art from her mother and that her mother had learnedit in like manner from her grandmother, and that sheexpected her daughter to pass the art of cutting thesesix animals down to future generations. Many of theold woman toymakers load their goods in baskets andwalk many miles to market. They are pathetic picturesof industry as they tramp along the roads with theirheavy burdens. Nearly $2,000,000 worth of toys were imported into 43

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!!fttarble !ftust 1M T.. Slraus fip Son*, 145 llio Iliilrd Stales duriiii;- ScpUniI)CM- of llio ciirrciil year,ami for llie full calciular year l*Mo llie (otal \aluc of toysiniporleil will a])proximale $9,(X)0,(XX). Tlie ilonieslicnianulaclure of toys is considerably greater than the im-ports and will probably approximate $11,000,000 for theenrrent year, bringing the total years toy supply up toabout $20,000,000. This valuation of $20,000,000 worthof toys supplietl for consumption in the United Statesduring the calendar year 1913 is based, in the case of im-ports, upon the stated wholesale value in the countriesfrom which imported, and in the case of the domesticproduct, upon the stated value at the factory in whichmanufactured, and therefore does not represent the val-ues at which they will be sold. The consumption of toys in the United States has grownwith remarkable rapidity. Importations in the fiscal year1893 were less than $3,000,000; in 1903, $4,250,000, inthe fiscal year 1913,

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Date: 2014-07-28 17:03:47

bookid:crockeryglassjou78newy bookyear:1875 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 booksubject:Pottery booksubject:Glass booksubject:Glassware bookpublisher:New_York___G__Whittemore___Co_ bookcontributor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign booksponsor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign bookleafnumber:520 bookcollection:university_of_illinois_urbana-champaign bookcollection:americana

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