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image of Squeak Toy Kitten Squeak Toy Kitten
Rendered by Frank McEntee (artist), c. 1938
watercolor and graphite on paperboard
overall: 35.5 x 26.7 cm (14 x 10 1/2 in.) Original IAD Object: 7 1/4" high; 2 3/4" wide; 3 3/8" high
Index of American Design
1943.8.15670
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From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 19 of 26

Another kind of toy that emitted a sound was the squeak toy. An example is this kitten holding a fiddle. Such toys were made in a wide variety of birds and beasts. The figure is mounted on a small bellows which, when depressed, produces a sound suggestive of the animal's natural call.

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