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Metal & Wooden Soldiers

Metal & wooden soldiers have been around for as long as there have been wars. Some of the toys in the World War I era were made from lead, as with some of the soldiers below. In the years since, lead became known as a toxic substance, especially for growing children, so toys are no longer made with lead. Many of the cast iron and tin soldiers have amazing detail – some of the paint is still as bright today as it was when they were created. The wooden toy soldiers are not nearly as prevalent, though there are a few in this collection. Below are a few of the soldiers in the collection that were created from lead, tin, iron and wood.

Arts of the Great War Collection