Fisher-Price Play Family School, 1971-1975

Summary

The Civil Rights movement, as well as the emerging woman's movement, created a whole new world for kids growing up in the 1970s. As social barriers and traditional gender stereotypes began to break down, kids were encouraged to appreciate diversity. This popular toy was one of the first playthings to include an African-American toy figure.

The Civil Rights movement, as well as the emerging woman's movement, created a whole new world for kids growing up in the 1970s. As social barriers and traditional gender stereotypes began to break down, kids were encouraged to appreciate diversity. This popular toy was one of the first playthings to include an African-American toy figure.

Artifact

Play set

Date Made

1971-1975

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.53.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Paper (Fiber product)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 12.25 in

Width: 12 in

Length: 10 in

Inscriptions

on roof: FISHER PRICE / PLAY FAMILY SCHOOL On back of school: '71 FISHER-PRICE TOYS, EAST AURORA, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. PEND

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