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1947 Toys: After the War


With the great depression in the past and the rationing put into place during World War II  no longer necessary, times were changing in 1947, especially for toys.  The quality of toys improved during 1947, but for the most part they were the same toys kids were playing with before the way.  Wooden Rocking Horses were popular because any handyman dad could put one together in a few days with relatively few materials.  However, crafted wooden horses with springs instead of a rocking shape became more popular in the 1940’s, including the Wonder Horse.  Nearly all kids play cowboys and Indians, and a rocking horse was a way for kids to pretend they were their favorite Western hero.

Paper dolls were very popular during World War II because of rationing.  But, the paper dolls they played with during the war were still fun to use afterwards.  Paper dolls were simple figures cut out of paper, but clothes printed on other sheets of paper could be laid over the top to change the fashions.  Frugality wasn’t dead yet in 1947, but families were beginning to have extra money to spend again, and paper dolls weren’t the only types of toys available.

Toys like Dollhouses were suddenly in fashion to buy again.  They were a fun addition for girls because their dolls could be played with in the doll houses.  As there are today, there were a few options available, with some very simple doll houses and other more dramatic affairs. Whatever the size, most girls were more than thrilled to have a new toy after so many lean years during the war.

What were some of the other popular toys in 1947? Share your knowledge in a comment below!

51 Responses to “1947 Toys: After the War”

  1. Skellie says:

    Oh! I went to L.A. last month to see the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse. It was pretty awesome. I had my camera with me, so I got plenty of pictures.

    I think this was the guy, right?

    If I remember what the announcer was saying during the demonstration, it's a style called "gineta" (or jinete, or something — I didn't hear that part) and that the long pole was used to herd and move cattle around the way that the American cowboys would use a lasso.

  2. fancigal says:

    Oh! I went to L.A. last month to see the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse. It was pretty awesome. I had my camera with me, so I got plenty of pictures.

    I think this was the guy, right?

    If I remember what the announcer was saying during the demonstration, it's a style called "gineta" (or jinete, or something — I didn't hear that part) and that the long pole was used to herd and move cattle around the way that the American cowboys would use a lasso.

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  4. Ac says:

    They lie.
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  6. Blackstroke says:

    Dude forget it. You can't win this battle. The first rule in dating is the girl has to be interested in going out with you. Even if you somehow manage to convince her to go out on a date, the fact that she is not into you dooms the long term prospects.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Why with South Korea? O_o

    However, only a person that spent many time both in Europe and America can answer you decently, all the other answers would be only partial and sectarian…

    So, I can't help you… And don't trust the people that base their words on stereotypes…

    Bye

  8. Alobar says:

    That's an excellent question, especially when you hear the sub-text of when do we call World War III by that name? Some might say we are in WWIII already, some might say it's on the horizon while others believe it isn't WWIII until the nukes start flying. I guess the definition of World War is a little ambiguous, which I never really thought about before.

    Scarry times.

  9. Tay_Kay_Kitten says:

    I have contacted the paper and the Sheriff as well. I also found the local BLM information and emailed them. These are not BLM horses, as I figured, but the more people we can contact, I figured the better as I am in MN and not much I can do.

    Anyway, they had checked on the horses and realized that they had been there before and apparently this is an "ONGOING issue" (exact words) For whatever reason, nothing is getting done. The woman from the BLM also said to call the Sherrif for more help… apparently this is where it dies. I hope the paper does something about the story! For those interested in contacting offiicials or the paper, the horses are in Burns, OR

  10. toxicat13 says:

    If you have "decent jobs" all you need to do is spend less, and you will quickly become very wealthy. Just not by next Tuesday, which sounds like what you want!

    Spend less than you earn. It's much easier than trying to suddenly earn more. Much, much easier.

  11. eaglefansnet says:

    #
    gaypatriot says: Dec 24, 2010 10:31 AM

    Brady should win the MVP going away! This shouldn’t even be a discussion…
    Hopefully, thoughtful voters will look at the big picture and realize that forgiveness and stupidness aren’t one in the same!

    Just another poke in the eye to the players that do thier job, play by the rules! Vick is like the Hot new toy at Christmas.

    Thanks for that unbiased and objective rendering of factual material to support your opinion.

    I don't want to get into an argument with someone who uses big words like “stupiness” but at least try to present an argument why your boy should be MVP.

  12. Ryan I says:

    I would let him be what he wants to be. You are currently their god and for you to judge them for expressing their true emotion will only set them up to be secretive and lie about their true feelings. Doing this therefore will force their desire into repress memories and will pop up sporadically throughout their lives.

    Instead of teaching your child in a primitive way such as force or withheld, try social conditioning. If you're skillful and know what you're doing, try brainwashing. Note, brainwashing is a skill and you really need to know what you're doing before you attempt, otherwise, you will totally fcuk up their head.

  13. bookworm says:

    Boy, hope I don't knock on your door…lay off the caffeine.

  14. SodaLicious says:

    Maybe that's why your divorcing? Sounds like you have an honesty issue. Be prepared for the wall to come crashing down when the new boy toy finds out! The soon to be ex should have been kinky sooner. Sounds like you guys were never in love. Great fantasy while it lasts!

  15. Tomorrow Never Knows says:

    Wow, are you a Cherokee or what? Lol. Okay Pochahontas let's take it out back and we can smoke the peace pipe together.

  16. C says:

    A strongly radioactive rock would cause a rock containing phosphorus to glow. It would also poison you.

  17. CrazyHorseLady says:

    We use it on two different horses at my work. It works on one of the mares but not the other mare. It doesn't work for every horse but it wouldn't hurt to try.

  18. world says:

    I've never believed it was a literal tree, but that's beside the point. I WISH I was on your train of thought right now!

    lol eric w

  19. water_skipper says:

    Thats if you believe we ever explored past the Van Allen belt to begin with. Those flimsy space suits and that rocket would have burned to a crisp as they crossed the belt to get to the moon. I don't believe we were ever there which explains why we aren't there now.

  20. kissaled says:

    It's nice.
    You can go far with your writing don't let nay one stop you.

    Have a good day,
    Silent

  21. ropeal12 says:

    quelques jours

  22. larry says:

    Livermore was one of the greatest traders who ever lived. His 'systems' endure today. He made and lost several fortunes. Although he lead a charmed life, he committed suicide.

  23. nicole b says:

    Well that sounds exactly like the sims.

    However if you want something online and free I would look into second life.

    http://secondlife.com/

  24. cjmjm1 says:

    if he cheated on someone else with you then why would you want that. He has done it before he will do it again, to you. I think you should stay away from him. He is in a relationship with someone and it is wrong to just butt in their relationship like that. Find someone single. Imagine you were his wife and someone was trying to date him, you wouldn't be too happy. That is how she feels. If he really doesn't love the girl he is married to he'd be divorced by now. Obviously this is not the case. He is not with you for a reason. The guy is married.

  25. cjmjm1 says:

    if he cheated on someone else with you then why would you want that. He has done it before he will do it again, to you. I think you should stay away from him. He is in a relationship with someone and it is wrong to just butt in their relationship like that. Find someone single. Imagine you were his wife and someone was trying to date him, you wouldn't be too happy. That is how she feels. If he really doesn't love the girl he is married to he'd be divorced by now. Obviously this is not the case. He is not with you for a reason. The guy is married.

  26. PEGGY S says:

    Yes. I laughed. My wife laughed. Even my dog laughed.

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  28. fire_ball_391 says:

    i don't know but it could be because u r short and u could be next to a tall person but i relly don't know

  29. Antony says:

    I wouldn't let a son of mine get a "girly doll", but I would let a daughter get a truck.
    A "girly doll" shows lack of masculinity and is embarassing.
    On the other hand a truck for a daughter just shows a tomboy-ishness.
    You've heard of a straight tomboy girl, but have you ever heard of a straight boy who plays with "girly dolls". I think not.

  30. CrazyHorseLady says:

    I used Quietex on my first horse. He was notorious for getting nervous at shows–so nervous he tied up and rodeo-bucked me off. We tried the Quietex oral paste, and it worked wonders. We gave it to him a few hours before going into the ring, and he was almost perfect. When he would get nervous, he would do a LOT of headshaking, would become unresponsive and just couldn't focus. He shook his head maybe once on Quietex, but other than that he was EXCELLENT.

    I'm not sure if it's allowed at rated shows. I only did a few schooling shows while we were using it on him.

  31. Omar says:

    No they were not "Christian" wars,
    although the second world war did include a genocide it was more about racial clensing in whole

  32. captb007 says:

    Are you meaning what are some books you can use to find this answer?

  33. magnumgirl says:

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  34. cjmjm1 says:

    if he cheated on someone else with you then why would you want that. He has done it before he will do it again, to you. I think you should stay away from him. He is in a relationship with someone and it is wrong to just butt in their relationship like that. Find someone single. Imagine you were his wife and someone was trying to date him, you wouldn't be too happy. That is how she feels. If he really doesn't love the girl he is married to he'd be divorced by now. Obviously this is not the case. He is not with you for a reason. The guy is married.

  35. gail says:

    No, you cannot "break" a bird. You can only cause it to lose it's tiny little mind by hurting it. It doesn't actually work like that for horses either. Only in the movies.

  36. Queryman says:

    Put an empty jewel box in the back of her closet.
    The jewel box (must be new and ornate) may contain either:
    –> a bra with a paper on which is written, " Jewel Of Boobylonia" OR
    –> a pair of panties with a paper on which is written, " Jewel Of Pantydropper"

  37. Brianna H says:

    He's bragging about his sexual feats and how he has all this energy – sauce in the horse'.

  38. eaglefansnet says:

    #
    gaypatriot says: Dec 24, 2010 10:31 AM

    Brady should win the MVP going away! This shouldn’t even be a discussion…
    Hopefully, thoughtful voters will look at the big picture and realize that forgiveness and stupidness aren’t one in the same!

    Just another poke in the eye to the players that do thier job, play by the rules! Vick is like the Hot new toy at Christmas.

    Thanks for that unbiased and objective rendering of factual material to support your opinion.

    I don't want to get into an argument with someone who uses big words like “stupiness” but at least try to present an argument why your boy should be MVP.

  39. maclote123 says:

    Hello Marcel, I will make the English title “The Waltz of the wooden horses”. Is this correct? Thank you. Hector.

  40. clbguitarvietcuong says:

    my favorite song in the “wooden horses” album!!

  41. Dr weasel says:

    I agree w/ having 2 share your knowledge w/ others. But the knowledge you share/spread should be knowledge of God. Because we were put on Earth to spread his word. ♥

  42. jfreakz01daly says:

    i love the baby dolls and the paper dolls yall rock and is the paper dolls going to make more videos with you are as them self

  43. Insomniaffr says:

    = Lovers' Rocking Horse

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  46. Asia P says:

    The perfect world and Utopia etc. have been all overused. I agree with Paper Dolls only because that's all the info I know about your story. But if you described the paper doll in your story with colors. Like all the green or blue. Then name it the "(Whatever color) Paper Dolls" If they don't have a color I highly recommend it because it is good to connect with your readers senses. And it makes it more realistic experience and people connect with it more.

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  48. Lady Silver Rose * Wolf says:

    Good afternoon KP :)

    You know I love my Scottish Folk music, and thanks to the Mike Harding show on BBC Radio 2, a few months ago I came across this duo :

    Saltfishforty
    if you click on "Listen" they have some samples ~ great, as YT is a bit limited, and all live {Scottish Folk is wonderful live, but only if the sound quality is top}.

    The Creelman
    The Ring on Her Hand
    The Burray Strathspey and Reel
    {^ a personal favourite!}

    MQ2: Listening…
    'Travelling Dunk Tank' = let's say, if it came on the radio I'd be okay with it.
    'The Wren' = I feel like I might be watching an episode of "CSI:NY"…! Again, I'm not in a hurry to get away from it.
    'Matches to Paper Dolls' = I love the music, and the vocals are okay, just not sure of the lyrics, and it sounds like Pinky & Perky on the backing vocals!
    'A Hundred Fathers' = always easier to get into things when you 'get' some of the lyrical references…

    BQ: Yep. I'd never write off an entire genre based on only hearing a few songs!
    For example, I'm not a fan of Opera, but I'm open to the possibility someone may one day introduce me to a piece I like.

  49. redheaded says:

    How is his headset? I'm working on a green OTTB who has the same problem. It derives from his unbalanced way of carrying his head. This horse has his nose in an unusually outward position so although he engages his rear quite well, the front end doesn't correspond and becomes all flippity floppity so he feels like a rocking horse. If you think this could be your horse's issue too, work on his headset at a standstill and at a walk…. then work at it a LOT at a trot. When your horse can trot with his head in the proper position than you can start working on balance at a canter. It's about getting him "on the bit", which means not just headset, but whole body position and properly balancing that rear engagement

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