Albert Schoenhut was a third generation wood carver, born in Germany, who established his toy factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872 for making wood toys; his first toy was a piano. It's believed the first dolls copyrighted in 1903 were for the Humpty Dumpty Circus including lady and gentleman acrobats, lion tamer, lady circus rider and a ringmaster.
This is a wonderful original black and white Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Toy Circus brochure showing the history of the products, illustrations of the various items in the range and ideas of how to display them. It also includes other items such as pianos, guns and the wooden boat collection. Brochure measures 26 cms / just over 10 inches high and consists of 32 pages.
in very good original condition with very little wear and just some rusting lines to back cover and small crease across bottom right corner of front cover