Baby’s first butcher shop
Toy butcher shops weren’t all that uncommon during the 19th century. These toys carried a high level of detail from the bloody meat hanging from real iron hooks to the sawdust and blood on the floor. Some are speculated to not have been made as toys at all, but mini displays for store fronts so customers would know what the shop owner had in stock.
Image 1: Toy butcher shop from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London c. 1850-1860.
Image 2: Toy butcher shop 1840 from the 1969 book “The World of Toys” by Robert Culff
Image 3: Model butcher shop c. 1900 made by German toy maker Christian Hacker from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Source: Collectors Weekly