Toy Grocery Store

Toy Grocery Store, n.d.
Wood, metal, paint, plastic
East Germany
Consumer Products Collection
2006.023.002

Miniature Consumer Items, n.d.
Consumer Products Collection
2006.140.001
2006.900.531
2006.900.525

This toy grocery store was a means by which the East German state attempted to educate its young German citizens about their proper gender roles. Playing with the grocery store helped girls learn the role of a housewife, who did the shopping for the household, and introduced them to the world of consumer goods in the GDR.