For children

The Sunshine Family play sets (1974-1978)

Hot on the heels of the flower child era, back in 1974, Mattel introduced a set of dolls that were sort of the anti-Barbie: The Sunshine Family. Though the new family members (the parents, at least) were about ... Read more...

Do you remember rolling hoops? (1961)

Below is an article published in 1961, reminiscing about the popular toys of long ago: rolling hoops and sticks. Do you remember? by Helen T Bartschat Rolling hoops There are the days we have been w... Read more...

Nitey Nite sleepers (1950)

Thread for thread... dollar for dollar... Nitey Nite sleepers are 10 ways better Young America delights in their gay Nitey Nights and the fur-soft touch of the pure cotton fabric. Mothers know that these ... Read more...

Make it: Fun furniture for kids (1955)

Fun furniture by Woman's Day Workshop; William E Whitlock, Director Put together a half dozen of these Fun Furniture pieces, and your child will have endless play ideas. Made from just one simple box cons... Read more...

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