Thursday, 27 June 2019

Best Gifts for Good Children

De Volkstem – 12 Oktober 1925
This post from DE VOLKSTEM (one of several South African newspapers in AFRIKAANS during the late 19th and early 20th century) intrigued me, as RAG BOOK was translated to SKEURBOEK - a book that can be torn. Long ago Grandmothers gave Gifts to Good Children. DEAN’S RAG BOOK CO., LTD. emphasized that a GIFT  should be Good, even if the CHILD was not that Good. DEAN’S offered a wide range of affordable, beautiful, durable, soft in touch and hygienic DOLLS, TOYS and RAG BOOKS. In Cape Town and Johannesburg DEAN’S TOYS were available at TORRANCE & MARCON, BPK.   
Lank gelede het Oumas hul geskenke “Vir ‘n Goeie KIND” gemerk, maar in 1925 moes die GESKENK goed wees, al was die KIND nie so goed nie. Dis baie interessant dat SKEURBOEKE hier geadverteer word, terwyl die definisie vir ‘n “RAGBOOK” die volgende is: “A book for very small children made of strong cloth that cannot be torn.”  DEAN’S RAG BOOK CO., LTD van Londen, Engeland, se POPPE & SPEELGOED is duursaam, higiënies, sag om aan te raak, baie mooi en bekostigbaar – beslis die BESTE GESKENKE vir BAIE GOEIE KINDERS. 


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