Politically Incorrect Toys, A Photography Portfolio of Vintage Toys That Didn’t Stand the Test of Time

Professional photographer David Murphey of Hawaii is behind “Politically Incorrect Toys” a limited edition photography portfolio of “vintage toys that have become over time, politically incorrect” like the “gay school bus” or the “minstrel makeup kit.” He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for the project. You can see more of the vintage toys that didn’t (politically) stand the test of time at his website.

Remember when we were kids and had the coolest toys to play with? Did you have plastic cowboys and indians, or get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas? Boy, those were the days… Unfortunately, you can’t find them anymore. They’ve become – politically incorrect.

This project is a social commentary on how toys have changed over the years and how we, as a society can change our views about what is or is not socially acceptable. “Some of the toys may be controversial, but that’s the whole point” says David. “Sometimes we need a little tension to start meaningful conversations.”

Gay School Bus

Gay School Bus

Smoking Pet

Smoking Pets

Makeup Kit

Chinese and Minstrel Makeup Kits

via The Awesomer

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