«Pouet !» at the Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels.
Of course, in the family of squeaky rubber toys there is Sophie the Giraffe.
But this is far from the only example as shown in this playful
exhibition that immerses the visitor in the popular culture of children from the twentieth century. The 600 pieces presented reveal patterns of fashions and even sometimes surprising designs from the past. The first rubber party blowers (pouets) from the 1930’s until their intensive industrial manufacturing which sent them to the four corners of the globe, ” Pouet ! ” will enthrall younger visitors as much as the connoisseurs who appreciate the very rare pieces on display.
Until 15 June 2014