Something happens when playing with, or even simply looking at, an admired toy. Magic occurs. Long before Cabbage Patch dolls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Tickle Me Elmo, America was mass-producing simple, remarkable toys that usually sold for less than a dollar. The Wonder of American Toys reflects not only the toys of perhaps the most formative era of American history, but what they meant to the children who played with them, and to the society that produce them. From the Jazz Age, the gangster era, the Depression, World War II and the onset of the Atomic Age – it's all compellingly presented here, a glorious primer of life in America as it was lived not so long ago. FEATURING:

Nearly 600 full-color photographs of over 800 toys and games.

Captions and brief commentaries provide a fascinating read.


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EAN13 9781888054705
Editeur Ten Speed Press
Langue Anglais
Auteur(s) Charles Dee Sharp
Date de parution 10/02/2002
Année de parution 2002