Pre-war. Toys were made of wood, fabric, die-cast metals.

Toys generally reflected the perceptions of society. Most came with gender values, designed to socialise children to behave with the gender expectations of their society (childhood by design).

Some of the most popular toys of the time early 1900’s to around 1944:

The Madame Alexander doll on the right was the first to develop blinking eyes.

Cast metal cards

Meccano (1908 by Frank Hornby from England)



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