Below is a page from the 1954 Lionel Train and Accessory catalog; check out those accessory buildings--lots of putzing inspiration there! Click on the photo:
What a treat—and
what a Christmas putz this would make—modified of course—an outstanding example
of BIG TINPLATE—the Lionel Trains #6-32905 Irvington Factory; 30 plus photos of
glorious toy-goodness http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/10/lionel-trains-6-32905-irvington-factory.html
cool Marx Mechanical toy catalog from 1930-pages 1 through 6 http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/10/marx-1930-mechanical-toys-catalog-pgs-1.html
An interesting Etsy
shop filled with diy putz house “kits” http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlevillagehouses?ref=shop_sugg
1959 Russian Christmas
cartoon dubbed into English http://archive.org/details/a_christmas_tree_1959_russian_animation
1945 Christmas video http://archive.org/details/1945-12-10_Christmas_Brings_Joy_To_Everyone
trains, department store windows, toys, etc. Really quite wonderful.
NEVER SAW THESE
BEFORE! The heat from the bulb made the ball bearing in the ornament spin and ….