Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Threads of Feeling" at the Foundling Museum

London's Foundling Museums started life as a hospital where children were left by mothers who were unable to care for their children. The hospital kept detail records of their charges. The registration documents often contained a token left with the hospitals as a means for the mother to identify her child should her circumstances change and she was able to reclaim her child.

This baby’s cap is made from linen material normally used for diapers, dating from 1753.

Sampler from 1759

Copy and images from Austen Only via Frontier Folk.

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