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"Toys: 100 Years of All-American Toy Ads" explores the fascinating history of children's playthings in the United States, spanning from the 20th century to the present day.

The book delves into the evolution of the toy industry, from its humble beginnings to the mass production era and the rise of American toys in the consumer market.

Focusing on the postwar period and the baby boom, the book reveals how toys became an integral part of American culture, with advertising playing a crucial role in promoting the latest products.

The toy industry's response to societal changes, gender norms, and technological advancements is also explored, offering a comprehensive look at the toys that have captivated generations of children.

With vibrant visuals and nostalgic ads, the book takes readers on a journey through the aisles of America's toy stores, evoking memories of cherished playtime favorites.


  • 1.65" H x 10.31" L x 8.03" W (5.0 lbs) 528 pages
  • Released June 10, 2021
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9783836566551

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