Rattle - Wood, circa 1910s-1950s Object Reg. No: SH 990006

Alternative Name(s): Baby Rattle

Wooden rattle made in Maryland, USA, circa 1910s-1950s. This object forms part of the Dorothy Howard Collection, contained within the Australian Children's Folklore (ACF) Collection. The ACF Collection is unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.
Wooden baby's rattle, hand carved from a single piece of linden wood. The wood is not varnished or stained. Rectangular in shape, with three hollow windows cut out from the wood. One carved wooden ball is encased in each of the three windows to form the rattle. The wood has a rough appearance.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23.00 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Width), 3.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural traditions, children s play, crafts, woodworking, early childhood development, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Dr Dorothy Gray Mills Howard (1902-1996), Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Infant Toys
Tertiary Classification: rattles
Place & Date Made: Maryland, United States of America, circa 1910s-1950s

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