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Strombecker Play House


A toy that evolved from sixteenth-century adult cabinet displays of miniature rooms and furnishings, the dollhouse allows a child to play by arranging furniture, manipulating domestic figures, and creating narratives of family activities, rituals, and events. Dollhouses fascinate adults as much as children. Some adult hobbyists enthralled with miniatures delight in making their own dollhouses and in finding just the right sofa, bed, carpeting, and other furnishings to make it their own.

  • Manufacturer: Strombeck-Becker Manufacturing Co.
  • Material: printed cardboard | wood | paint | plastic
  • Origin: Moline, IL
  • Style: creativity
  • Object ID: 113.47
  • Credit Line: Gift of Antoinette Bushlack
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