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Unformatted text preview: Girls played with dolls and tea sets whilst boys played with toy soldiers and marbles. During Victorian times, people became fascinated by toys that made pictures move. One of the earliest and simplest of these was the thaumatrope. This is a disc with a picture on either side that is attached to two pieces of string or a stick. When you spin the disc quickly, the two pictures appear to combine into one. Rich children had rocking horses with real horse hair manes, and dolls houses full of beautifully- carved miniature furniture. Other popular toys for rich children included china or wax dolls for the girls and clockwork train sets for the boys. school Rich Children Children from rich families were taught at home by a governess until they were 10 years old. Once a boy turned ten, he went away to Public schools like Eton or Harrow. There were very few schools available for girls, however, until near the end of the Victorian times. Wealthy girls were mostly educated at home.however, until near the end of the Victorian times....
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor Ivan during the Spring '07 term at Aarhus Universitet.
- Spring '07