Childhood and Toys: A Pittsburgh Perspective


The experience of childhood documented by the objects in our newest exhibition, Toys of the '50s, '6os and '70s is very different from the world a young James Bryce found when he arrived in Pittsburgh in 1820. After emigrating from Scotland, the Bryce family made its way here and James' father found work in the Bakewell glass factory, mixing the materials used to manufacture the glass. Both James, age 11, and his older brother William also found work at the factory as common laborers.
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