Scale-Model Farm (Apr, 1948)
I really like the glossy saturated color printing they used in the mid-40’s.
LEOPOLD ARMBRUSTER, recovering from a leg ailment, found he was a top-flight miniaturist.
He laid a board on his lap (for a bench) and started whittling out a farm building. His fingers flew. His farm grew. In six months it was a vast table-top establishment complete with eight buildings, cows, horses, sheep, hogs, rabbits, chickens, pigeons, people and wagons—all boiled down to a scale of 1/4 in. to 1 ft.—a masterpiece of fine detail.
His buildings come apart and are fully equipped with rooms, furniture, stalls, chutes, etc. Animals and men are molded of clay.