Whitby Museum Banner

Noah's Ark

And God said unto Noah "Make thee an ark of gopher wood;" also " And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the Ark". Reputed to be the work of French prisoners of war of the Napoleonic era but more likely to be a product of the Baltic trade of the 19h century. This example has over 100 animals (not all on display at any one time). It was one of the few toys deemed suitable for play on a Sunday during Victorian times.

 

Further info   Toys & Dolls
Noah's Ark
Whitby Photographic Society
2012 Competition Entry

Noah's Ark