Story: Children’s play

Boy and teddy bear listen to a crystal set, 1928

Boy and teddy bear listen to a crystal set, 1928

Robert Emirali and his teddy bear listen to a crystal set radio in 1928. Teddy bears became one of the most common toys for the very young from the early 20th century. Children were always keen to play with new technology, including the crystal set, an early radio receiver.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 1043-9712
Photograph by Samuel G. Firth

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40863/boy-and-teddy-bear-listen-to-a-crystal-set-1928 (accessed 20 April 2019)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013