Toy Story

by Meredith McGovern, Art and Culture Collections Manager 

I promise this is the last blog post I will write about the Indiana State Museum photograph collection (for now). You can see my other posts here: Date this Photo and What a Beautiful Baby Boy … Ooops, I mean Baby Girl. I just couldn’t resist showing you these sweet portraits of children. Even though they were taken in different decades by different photographers, each child poses with a favorite toy. Click on the photos to see larger images.


Darling, right? I just think there’s something sweet about the common thread that is woven throughout these photographs of children taken over a span of 100 years — toys! Which toys appear in your childhood photos?