12.9.13 / Jugend Play With Miniature Tools
In the world of miniatures, there are few things more enjoyable than mini-tools that actually work. The Germans and Friedrich Fröbel, developers of the Kindergarten concept, were masters at miniaturization (only later surpassed by the Japanese). And when it came to tools for kids, look here. This c. 1920s toy package, oddly designed with future members of the state, is exemplary of the miniature crafts.
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