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#8 - Inappropriate Patterns for Children

Siddall, Judie

Children haven’t changed in the past two hundred years, but the concept of childhood and what is appropriate for children has changed. Nineteenth century British children’s mugs and plates were created as inexpensive gifts or rewards to teach religion and the alphabet as well as to delight with pictures of animals and children’s activities. However, some of the patterns found on this pottery are frightening! Below are patterns that fit the inappropriate or frightening category.

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