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Set of soldiers and military vehicles - Young Patriot Army Combat

Young Patriot Army Combat

  • Object:

    Set of soldiers and military vehicles

  • Place of origin:

    USA (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1942-1945 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colorgraphic Inc (publishers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Reverend Robert A L Rose

  • Museum number:

    B.356:1 to 35-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

With metal and rubber needed for munitions, popular toys such as this went out of production from 1942. They were replaced by toys made from paper and cardboard. Many toys made during the war were military themed and instilled a strong sense of patriotism in American children. The American Government reinforced this message by using toy packaging to advertise war bonds. This Young Patriot set carried the message Build for Victory, buy US War Stamps. Children could collect war stamps from boxes which could be saved up and exchanged for a war bond.

Place of Origin

USA (manufactured)

Date

1942-1945 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Colorgraphic Inc (publishers)

Object history note

Remembered by the donor as giving him and his family many hours of fun at a time when toys were scarce.

Descriptive line

Boxed set of soldiers and army vehicles, Young Patriot Army Combat, made in the USA in the 1940s

Labels and date

WG-117, WG-109
Young Patriot and Soldiers of Fortune, 1942 and 1945
Both these toys show American soldiers as brave and patriotic.

With metal and rubber needed for munitions, popular toys such as this Soldiers of Fortune set went out of production from 1942. They were replaced by toys made from paper and cardboard.

Many toys made during the war were military themed and instilled a strong sense of patriotism in American children. The American Government reinforced this message by using toy packaging to advertise war bonds. This Young Patriot set carried the message Build for Victory, buy US War Stamps.

Children could collect war stamps from boxes which could be saved up and exchanged for a war bond.

Young Patriot, about 1942
Published under license by Colorgraphic, Inc, Chicago, USA
Museum no. B.356-2012 [2012]

Materials

Cardboard

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Children & Childhood; Toys & Games; Military

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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