§§§ . Putz scene featuring a German elastoline castle, homemade cigar box houses, mostly German figures and animals with a few that are French and Japanese. Mid-19th through early 20th century, Taft Museum of Art.
§§§ . A "Putz" is a Christmas tree surrounded at its base by a miniature landscape made up of moss and greens and make-believe rocks, and adorned with toy houses and tiny fences and trees and all sorts of little animals and toy people.