Aw... raiding Leslie's vintage magazines stash again. These are all mechanical toys (they all have arms, heads, etc. that move; and they all stand up so you can arrange them in a little scene). The artwork's pretty cute, too, so you could cut out the figures and use them without using as moveable toys.
Here's a pdf with instructions (not hard, but children must have been more clever in 1910). (Click the "Save" button if prompted.)
Paper Circus Toys by Shannon Cooper — that move!
Go see them in action on Shannon's blog.