Then and Now
Celebrate 100 years of The World Book Encyclopedia by taking a look at the world in 1917 compared to today.


Toys for Girls and Boys

​“If the little girl has no cups and saucers for her afternoon tea party, acorns and leaves can be made to take their places.” No, that’s not a quote from a recent back-to-nature seminar at some rustic, yet comfortable forest lodge. It’s from the article on “Toys” in the 1917 edition of World Book.