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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
World War II Toys
I wanted to show a few more items from the Florida State University Institute on World World II and the Human Experience exhibit I attended last weekend. The first picture shows a cloth Army soldier dressed in khaki wearing an officer's cap. Dolls were frequently made of cloth during the war due to rationing of materials. The second picture shows toy soldiers originally purchased in Canada because rationing in the United States made it difficult to obtain toys made out of metal. Tomorrow I will show a few more items that are definitely not toys!
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I'm surprised- rationing was in place here too.
I remember the toy soldiers. I had a bunch of them...enough for what I thought was an army! Great fun at the time, but I did not have much of a sense of the war going on around me. Things did change after 1941, though. I remember rationing of gas and food and how my aunt's fiancee was killed aboard ship at Normandy.
Hope all goes well with you.
Ah, they do bring back the memories!! Great post for the day as always, Lois!! Hope your week is going well!
Those look very realistic made. Boys (and eldery men) always like to play with little soldier figures.
I like the toy soldiers. I did remember reading about the rationing. Have a happy day!
I remember my dad telling me about rationing during the war and what items they could get what they couldn't.
There's something endearing and enduring about these little figures, despite the connotations.
I enjoyed the toys and models. I have a feeling we'll see something "harder" tomorrow.
I like the doll!
I sometimes see toys like these, sold in antiques shops...
I'm continually surprised by how these kinds of things survive the years.
These remind me of my toy soldiers... a long time ago!
That is an interesting museum -- a little scary, but important to remember. I sure don't remember having any toy soldiers (or my brother either).
Like your page very interesting. I have a cloth army doll like the one you have from my grandpa which i never seen before until now. will pass it on to my son. are they rare, what are they worth, not that Im selling just always wondered. Im 51 now love to collect war items. Thanks for your passion
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