Bank Street College archivist Lindsey Wyckoff has put together an exhibit of folk toys and objects handcrafted by alumnus Wilbur Rippy ’54 (1923 – 2006). During his time at Bank Street, Rippy was director of the Teachers Corp Project and a graduate school faculty member.
Inspired by traditional folk art, his work with children, and a lifelong interest in found objects, Rippy created these replicas of various folk toys. The collection includes pulleys, balance objects, and toys which illustrate physical and mechanical principles with a sense of humor and whimsy much appreciated by Rippy.
This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Rachel Rippy, and can be enjoyed in the library’s Quiet Room.