'Russian Toys' children's book, 1974
......................Extracts from a very cute little book. With some interesting writing and propaganda.
Wow!-----It's High-Fashion LOG for girls-!
No, really! The original caption:
" A Log Doll. Early 20th century. Smolensk Region "
Moss Dolls. Early 20th century. Kirov Region.
Soviet toy scientists work tirelessly to produce this, the perfect toy:
"...Soviet toys are aimed to breed in children not cruelty but courage, not a craving for wealth but a craving for knowledge, not despair but delight."
I can't help but covet these sweet old model kits!
This is the inside back cover paper...a lovely photo.