A Look at the Toys Kids Played With During the Depression
By Rose Heichelbech
So much scrimping and saving had to be done during the Great Depression. Everything from housing to clothing to food was conserved. It’s no surprise that children’s toys were often makeshift as well. We all know that children will play with just about anything and this was especially true during the Depression when materials and money were extremely scarce. But, sometimes the occasional store-bought toy or finely-crafted homemade creation would become a child’s special toy.
A lover of antiques and a collector of all things vintage, discovering treasures has always been a passion for Rose. Once a seller of antiques, collecting early 20th century advertising art has become her main focus, in addition to studying and writing about history.
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