Story: Children’s play

Christmas shopping, 1956

Christmas shopping, 1956

Two girls, probably sisters, admire a doll during Christmas Eve shopping, 1956. Dolls have remained a perennial favourite with girls for centuries. In the 1950s higher incomes and mass production brought a wider range of dolls into New Zealand households.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1956/2943b-F

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - Toys – from homemade to mass market', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013