Kinderpost Game, 1890-1928

Summary

At the turn of the twentieth century, children could imagine they ran a post office with this play set. Inside the box children found stamps, postcards, telegrams, mailing labels and other materials similar to those used in an adult post office. This role-playing provided children with valuable learning experiences and helped them develop social skills.

At the turn of the twentieth century, children could imagine they ran a post office with this play set. Inside the box children found stamps, postcards, telegrams, mailing labels and other materials similar to those used in an adult post office. This role-playing provided children with valuable learning experiences and helped them develop social skills.

Artifact

Game

Date Made

1890-1928

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

Germany 

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Lorenzo Cultural Center

Object ID

41.214.1545.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. E. G. Douglas.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
Wood (Plant material)
Rubber (Material)
Felt (Textile)
Metal

Technique

Lithography

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 12.25 in

Length: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

on box lid: KINDERPOST

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