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Toy Dog - Wool, circa 1942-1952 Object Reg. No: SH 911506

Summary:
Small toy dog, made from a thin checked brown woollen material with lighter brown and bone pattern. Used in Kew, Victoria, circa 1942 - 1952.

The toy was made for the donor, Peter Roberts, who was born 14 November 1942. His family lived at 11 Childers Street, Kew. He describes his family as 'lower middle class'; they were never well off. The toy is made of recycled materials, and is similiar to many made during World War II, when new toys were virtually unobtainable. The fabric may have been recycled from an old skirt - it is too thin to have been a blanket.
Description:
Small toy dog, made from a thin checked brown woollen material with lighter brown and bone pattern. Pink felt eyes with yellow centres; green felt ears and tail, and a yellow felt collar around its neck (broken at throat). There is no gusset between legs; mid-seam on back and under belly: gusseted head. The mouth is sewn with a small pink felt tongue protruding.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Peter Roberts, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 21.50 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: domestic life, domestic work, housework, making do, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Animal Toys
Tertiary Classification: soft
Place & Date Used: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1942-1952

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