Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the toy guidance council

it started with this feature I found in a recently thrifted 1956 xmas magazine:





so many great toys - and those prices! but at the same time I was curious about this "toy guidance council" who supposedly tested & approved them all...so I did a quick search online & found these great photographs:







seems those folks really took their jobs testing very seriously :)

sources: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

6 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

What fun - I remember buying many of those toys for our kids - long long ago.

fillyjonk said...

*Sigh* I may have missed my calling in life.

I love the photo of the mature man in a suit sitting astride a bouncy horse.

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Oh wow, what an awesome photo collection! So happy. :)

Also, one of the antique stores in my hometown has had that toy service station (in the first pic) for months. I always walk by and want to play with it.

Cass said...

Great photos. I had one of those blow up clowns when I was little

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Wow, thanks for digging these photos up! They are wonderful.

next door Laura said...

Totally delightful!