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Doll - Porcelain, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 075097

This porcelain doll was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was probably part of a dolls house.

'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon 1920-1940)

To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.
Figurine of young woman, painted slightly, moulded, pleated skirt, green grass up to skirt forming base. Yellow top, red and white scarf draped around waist, blond hair, hat, pink face, red lips. 4.7 high, 1.5 cm base diameter.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 15 mm (Width), 15 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: doll, play, toy, toys, making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: domestic
Trench Unit Number: 10/11/03

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