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April 8, 2024

40 Lovely Photos Capture Victorian Children With Their Toys

Victorian children didn’t have computers or television so they played lots of games. Board games such as Snakes and Ladders, Ludo and Draughts were popular indoor games. Outdoors, Victorian children played with toys like hoops, marbles and skipping ropes, with friends in the street, or in the school playground. They played chasing games such as Tag, Blind Man’s Bluff, and played catch with balls. If they didn’t have a proper ball, they made them from old rags, and made bats from pieces of wood.

Some of the games that were popular in Victorian times are still played in playgrounds today.

The toys children played with in Victorian times often depended on how wealthy their family was. Children from rich families played with rocking horses, train sets, doll’s houses and toy soldiers, whereas children from poor families tended to play with home-made toys such as peg dolls, spinning tops and skipping ropes.

Here below is a set of lovely photos from Mitch Young that shows portraits of children with their toys from the mid-19th century.

Three sisters and a doll

Blondie and his toy horse

Boy goes for a ride

Boy holding a toy horn

Boy on wooden horse

Boy with his toy horn

Boy with stuffed squirrel toy and concertina

Boy with toy horn by plumb

Boy with wooden rolling hoop toy

Brother and sister posed with their toys

Child on a large rocking horse

Child with rolling hoop toy and stick

Girl and her doll

Girl and her doll

Girl and her doll

Girl holding her Izannah Walker doll

Girl holding stuffed poodle dog toy

Girl in blue dress holding china head doll

Kids day out

Little girl and collection of dolls

Little girl and her dolly

Little girl holding a very large doll

Little girl holds a large Queen Ann doll

Little girl in a great hat riding a rocking horse side saddle

Little girl in a off shoulder green dress holding her doll

Little girl posed with her dolly

Little girl with big shoes and a big doll posed by books

Little girl with her doll in a great period cradle

Mother, daughter and her doll

Sisters with doll

Sweet little girl holding her doll

Sweet little girl in her off shoulder dress holding her china head doll

Sweet little girl proudly holds her doll and purse

Three siblings posed with their toys

Two girls posed with a now rare blond china head doll

Two little girls holding a doll and purse

Two sisters in matching dresses holding thier dolls

Two sisters in matching dressing

Young boy in new shoes and toy

Young man holding his toy

1 comment:

  1. The kids back then all looked sullen and wormy..




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