My Dolly's Clothes Line Set, 1958-1962

Summary

Child's play has often involved learning grownup roles. In an era when most girls anticipated futures as housewives, toys for girls included miniatures of mother's work. Appropriately sized for little hands and doll clothing, colorful toy clothespins like these gave little girls a chance to practice hanging out the laundry.

Child's play has often involved learning grownup roles. In an era when most girls anticipated futures as housewives, toys for girls included miniatures of mother's work. Appropriately sized for little hands and doll clothing, colorful toy clothespins like these gave little girls a chance to practice hanging out the laundry.

Artifact

Play set

Date Made

1958-1962

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.88.384

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift from the Collection of Susan Strongman Fiems by Dennis Fiems.

Material

Cardboard
Plastic

Inscriptions

"dolli-pin" / CLOTHES LINE AND PIN SET / My Dolly's Colthes Line Set

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