July 29, 2012
"Ads for the 1933 Skippy-Racer (cost: $4.95) emphasized its modern styling, speed, and features like ball-bearing wheels."
The scooter is part of a new show, "Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000," which opens this weekend at New York's Museum of Modern Art, and "surveys the intersection of children and design, including toys, furniture, playgrounds and school architecture. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, a growing movement sought to advance the well-being of children by ending child labor, reforming education and encouraging cognitive and emotional development through creative play. Products for children took off as never before and became a popular outlet for progressive design thinking."
The show will remain up through November 5.
[via the Wall Street Journal]
July 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink
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