1891 Ad Magnetic Jack Straws Children Toy 341 Broadway NY EI Horsman Family YYC1


This is an original 1891 black and white print ad for Magnetic Jack Straws children's tabletop toys that were popular during the Victorian era. Whatever the reason, children seemed inexplicably drawn to play with the toys as if attracted by some unseen force.

Please note the size of this ad.


This 121+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate aging throughout. No creases. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x 1.5 inches; 6 x 4 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Victorian, Child, Boy, Girl, Father, Mother, Table, Household, Furniture, Parlor, Antique, New York, Pick Up Sticks, Game, Recreation, Leisure