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Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown roars to life at the New-York Historical Society this holiday season. (1) The Jerni Collection, the New-York Historical Society (2) Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat illustrations © 2019 by the Richard Scarry Corporation

Busytown author Richard Scarry (1919-1994.) Photo courtesy of the Scarry Estate

Gebrüder Bing (1863–1933), English market “Charles Dickens” locomotive, 1905. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Märklin (founded 1863), Post office toy, 1906. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

A crawl-through space leading to a pop-up observation bubble allows children to get an up-close-and-personal view of the display. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Lucien Brianne (active 1900s), Train station, ca. 1905. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Boucher Manufacturing Company (1922–1943), Blue Comet, 1929. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Ernst Planck (1866–1932), Toy textile factory, 1910. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Holiday Express invites visitors to view the Jerni Collection in a display suggesting an early 20th-century department store display. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Ives (1868-1932), Grand Central Station, 1910.  The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Holiday Express unfolds over a broad swath of New-York Historical’s first floor, featuring 300 pieces from the Jerni Collection that transform the space into a magical wonderland. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

Doll et Cie. (1898–1949), Ferris wheel, 1904. The Jerni Collection, New-York Historical Society

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