Doll (1730-40). The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“This charming little guy, with his red coat, white stockings, and blue waistcoat and britches is a really wonderful and whimsical spokesman for a fascinating moment in English and American history. Toys provide telling glimpses into the world of the child and reflect the values and fashions of the time and culture in which they are made. I like this particular fellow for the terrific lessons he offers in history, tradition, design and practical techniques.”

Tara Fleming, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Human Resources Administrator