I received this picture from someone connected to Manning who has an exisiting toy from the Manning Toy Factory.
He saw this story below and took a picture for me.
I'm trying to find out some more information from him and if he is OK with it I'll post his name and that information.

Any idea who the boy is on the upper right side of this first picture?

Manning Toy Factory

1955 First Grade - need help with IDS

Back: teacher
Fourth: ??, Gloria Nissen
Third: ??, ??, Connie Ross, ??
Second: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??
Front: ??, ??, ?could this be the same boy as in the toy picture?, ??, ??

A toy factory was started in December 1950, by Joe Poley, Dr. Joe Loucks, Fay Donaghu and Ted Rix. It was located in the old Farmers Union building, now owned by Manning Ag, on the east side of the street just north of the Dappen property on the corner of First and Main. The idea was to get into the manufacture of small wooden toys. The first project was a child's chair made along the Queen Anne lines for 5 or 6 year olds, painted a bright red. It retailed for $1.69. Labor and production problems were primarily the cause for its abandonment after some months of operation.

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