Riding toy:Wooden Truck Riding Toy

ca. 1970

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

It would surprise no observer of American culture that the introduction of the automobile at the turn of the twentieth century and Americans' reliance on it ever since has propagated all manner of car-related toys. Almost as soon as the car first shared roadways with the horse and buggy, pedal cars for children shared urban and suburban sidewalks with pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and other modes of kid transport. And, just as adult cars became a symbol of status and personal wealth for adults, the pedal car became the biggest, showiest, most desirable vehicle of kids of a certain age. All types of ridjng toys continue to be extremely popular among today's children, though most are now made of plastic instead of traditional wood and metal.

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  • Title: Riding toy:Wooden Truck Riding Toy
  • Date Created: ca. 1970
  • Subject Keywords: truck, riding toy
  • Type: Riding Toys
  • Medium: wood, metal, rubber
  • Object ID: 109.18119
  • Credit Line: Gift of Brigitte Graneau