Post-Medieval

Cambridgeshire Archives
1837

Baby walkers like the one above were used to help a child learn to walk and to protect it from... [Read more...]

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
16th century

Up to six boys could compete against each other on this gaming board found carved into one of... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1800

Eleanor Coulson made the earliest sampler in this group when she was 13 years old. It includes a... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1830

Eleanor Grey used many more colours in this sampler compared to that of her mother’s. Cross-... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1850

This sampler was made by Eleanor M.S. when she was around 10 years old. She used thread coloured... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1790

Baby walkers like this one were used from as early as the fifteenth century until the nineteenth... [Read more...]

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
16th – 18th century

Sledge made of a horse’s jaw. The Perspex sheet shows where the seat would have been.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
1744

Boy and Girl by John Faber II, 1744. In this print, the boy and girl have exchanged... [Read more...]

St Edmundsbury Heritage Service
1750 - 1775

A small linen coat for a child, made from Indian chintz. During the eighteenth century, middle... [Read more...]

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
1752

Painted on this Delftware mug is an image of a father holding the hand of his young daughter. At... [Read more...]

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