Mining Accident Dolls

In 1922, the Bureau of Mines created a series of educational dolls to illustrate common mining injuries, and how they should be dealt with in an emergency. The dolls were exhibited at various mining centers. According to Popular Mechanics (Sep 1929) the dolls were also "intended to serve as a safety warning.”

As far as I know, there's never been a Mining Accident Barbie (or Ken).

Popular Mechanics - Sep 1929

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 10, 2019
     Category: Accidents | Toys | 1920s

You just gotta know they had better names, like "Stumpy", "Lefty", "One Eye", etc.
Posted by KDP on 12/10/19 at 04:34 PM
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