Toy Grocery Store

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

Miniature Consumer Items, n.d.
Consumer Products Collection

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.