curved bottom and top sections; bumpers at ends of rocking part and back of seat; stick with red ball at top at front; light varnish overall

Hobby horse, 1950s

This is not your typical rocking horse. Its minimalist design allowed American children to rethink the horse-and-rider scenario and instead become a World War I fighter pilot or an astronaut flying to the moon. Creative Playthings still makes educational, simple, and abstracted modern toys for children, primarily out of wood, just as they did during the 1950s and 1960s.

Details
Title
Hobby horse
Artist Life
Princeton, New Jersey, est. 1949
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2004.176
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curved bottom and top sections; bumpers at ends of rocking part and back of seat; stick with red ball at top at front; light varnish overall