Monday, September 5, 2011

Marx Fort Dearborn Cabin

Although called by many the 'Fort Dearborn' cabin, because of its association with Marx's Fort Dearborn playset which came out in 1952, this cabin actually appeared a year earlier in Marx's first Fort Apache playset #3609. I'm okay with it being referred to as the Fort Dearborn cabin because, quite frankly, there are so many buildings labeled 'Fort Apache This' or Fort Apache That' that poor old Fort Dearborn needs something to remember it by! This is a Marx first series log cabin with cut-out windows, rolled edges, and no porch. It has interior lithography evoking a more simple frontier lifestyle devoid of frills and dressin' It's a wonderful example of early Marx playset lithography. Enjoy!