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Toy Hospital: 1942

Toy Hospital: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Through classes in pediatrics, student nurses learn how the right toys can be almost as important as medicine and diet in getting a sick child well. Encouraging an interest in play and normal activities of childhood hastens convalescence." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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Marx 712 Army Pursuit Tin Windup Airplane

The plane to the right of the picture, appears to be a Marx "712, Army Pursuit, Tin Windup Airplane."

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Vintage Playskool wood block train

The woodblock train set in the photo looks like one I found on Etsy just now - made by Playskool. I would guess the "N4" on each car identifies the physical area of the hospital that owns this toy.

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