Boat | play set:Naval War Toy

A. Schoenhut Companyca.1900

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The concept of a submersible craft originated long before the 1900s, and the first military submarine, capable of accommodating a single man, appeared during the American Revolutionary War. Submarines first had a significant impact on warfare during World War I, and ultimately changed the nature of naval combat. The underwater vehicles captured the imaginations of many 20th-century American children and became the subject of various toys and games, such as this wooden submarine and dreadnought play set, a product of Philadelphia's A. Schoenhut Company.

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  • Title: Boat | play set:Naval War Toy
  • Creator: A. Schoenhut Company
  • Date Created: ca.1900
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Subject Keywords: water transportation, navy
  • Type: Play Sets, Transportation Toys
  • Medium: wood, cardboard, metal


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