OSTER TOYS & CLAUDE YODER SCULPTURES

Oster Toy Collection

OSTER TOY COLLECTION
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The Oster Toy collection includes 90 transportation-related toys dating to the early 20th century. All the toys were made in the United States of metal and many are mechanical “wind-up” toys that are still in fine working condition. Items in the collection include a motorcyclist, a plane World War I-era boats, a Conestoga wagon, a 1920 Ford car, a carriage, a train, and many others.

 


 

Claude Yoder Sculptures

CLAUDE YODER COLLECTION
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 Claude Yoder (1907 – 1991) grew up in the Amish-mennonite community on a farm near Grantsville in Garrett County Maryland. His work shows what art critics call a technically naive but earthy sense of form and texture. The unique, fresh style received national recognition. Yoder’s family donated most of his life’s work to the museum.