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Object Name Set, School
Date 1890-1910
Description Toy school set made of wood and chromolithographed paper. The set consists of 6 desks, 7 benches, 12 cut-out figures of boys and girls, and a blackboard on an easel.
(Keywords: Late Victorian, Early Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Gift of Jane DePuy
Ownership and History This school set belonged to Jane DePuy (1900-1991), who lived most of her life in Port Richmond, Staten Island. As an adult Jane worked as the volunteer curator at the Staten Island Historical Society. During World War II she served in the Women's Army Corp (WAC). For part of her service she was stationed in Berlin with the armed forces as a staff sergeant working in counterintelligence.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Toys
Lexicon Sub-category Toy
Associated People DePuy, Jane
Catalog Number T04.0255
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.