The parlor scene is typical of the time period with a toy baby carriage, a sewing bird, copies of 1895 Ladies Home Journal and much more.
Two display cases are filled with items that reflect 1895. If you look closely you will see doll furniture and clothing reflecting their adult counterparts. Where is your top hat?
As part of a "Please Touch" philosophy, use the 1895 Montgomery Ward Catalog to find out what you could buy for $1.00.
Take a trip back in time with our stereoscope and pictures. Travel the World or laugh at the comic pictures, just like the Victorians would have done.
A vintage ½ Horsepower New Holland Hit or Miss Engine. This engine quickly became the desired choice of the agricultural community due to the innovative tapered water reservoir which avoided freeze damage in the winter months.
A vintage New Holland feed grinder. This “cob-chopper”, powered by a hit or miss engine, would grind dried cob-corn for animal feed.
A rare early photo of the first prototype New Holland baler built from repurposed parts by Edwin Nolt. In 1940 after refinements and limited production, New Holland Machine Company would buy Mr. Nolt’s invention and soon put our town on “the world map”.
After less than a decade of production this print ad proclaims the New Holland Baler “tops them all”!
A photo of Abram Zimmerman, founder of the quickly successful New Holland Machine Company in 1895. In just less than 20 years, Zimmerman would sell his stock and leave New Holland to become a “Russelite” and begin preparing for the Lord’s reappearance.