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

Gay School Bus
“Gay School Bus”

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.”

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.”

Smoking Pet
“Smoking Pets”

Makeup Kit
“Chinese and Minstrel Makeup Kits”

via The Awesomer