Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Devil I Will!

Cool ad for a toy, 1907.  He is standing on a larger version of the item suspended on the string.  Not a slingshot, I think, but some sort of proto-yoyo?

PS from 9/26/13:  A delightful message from postcard fan informs me (I should have looked this up) that "a diabolo is not a proto-yoyo but a discrete toy (which enjoys enduring popularity with backpackers of the long-beard-and-colourful-pants ilk)."

Thank you, Charlotte!