This 365 day project features photos that include words (actual or implied),
text, books,
writing, letters and numbers, signs, libraries, and.... well, you get the idea.


day 10 of 365

I love vintage toys -- this one sits on the hearth in the living room. It's got a funny name, and is an example of old-time amusements -- a little one-note, a little politically incorrect by today's standards. People visiting our house can't resist playing with it and testing their strength (all it takes is a good jab with your index finger). The little mallet that originally came with it disappeared -- I scour thrift shops to see if I can find another one. This was made by the Royal Tot Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, NY, whose other claim to fame seems to have been a series of little percussion cap miniature atomic bomb toys, which "allowed children to pretend they had the power to drop the mighty atomic bomb on the targets of their choice." Wow!


  1. Lucy, If you have a picture of what the mallet looks like, I can make one for you.

  2. That is so amazing, I love it. I love the entry for 1,000 points Indian, you would not see that now a days. Come to think of it you would not see Sessy either.

    Lovely photograph.


  3. it is NOT cool to be a fireman?

  4. I like vintage toys too. Cool shot.

  5. great vintage feel to the photo of the vintage toy.

  6. this is great, from sissy to superboy...well of course :D