The Wonder of American Toys, 1920-1950

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Collectors Press, Inc., 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 336 pages
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This volume focuses on toys children most loved to own and play with from 1920-1950, when construction was simple and durable rather than requiring complicated assembly, and when battery and remote control power was not required. It covers all categories of toys such as farm, home, big city, cars, boats, planes, trains, comics, circus, sports, wars, and others. Generously illustrated with color images.
 

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Contents

RARITY GUIDE 6 Dick Tracy and GMen 226
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Tin and lead figures forts costumes targets Tom Mix
236
DOWN TO THE RIVER AND THE SEA something new a plastic battery operated robot
322
Flowboats steamboats speedboats sailboats freighters
332
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Charles Dee Sharp is associate professor emeritus of cinema at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He previously worked as an assignment editor for the Midwest bureau of CBS News and as a documentary filmmaker. He is also the author of "The Wonder of Toys, 19201;1950 "and "The Mississippi River in 1953: A Photographic Journey from the Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico,"

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