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A Day in the Life of a Colonial Child

August 12, 2013

Trunk #28


  • Old Time Toys by Bobbie Kalman & David Schimpky 
  • Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period by Peter F. Copeland 
  • American Made: The Colonial Child of 1740 by Marcia Farm and Betsy Farr 
  • Games From Long Ago by Bobbie Kalman 
  • 18th Century Clothing by Bobbie Kalman 
  • Life on a Plantation by Bobbie Kalman 
  • Household Tools and Tasks by Elmer L. Smith 


  • "Growing Up in Colonial Williamsburg," Cobblestone, December 1998 
  • 'The School of Manners or Rules for Children's Behaviour" ( 1701) 
  • ''An Essay for the Further Improvement of Dancing: Being a Collection of Figure Dances of Several Numbers(1711) 
  • Unit of lesson plans notebook by Michelle Chancey 
  • Smithsonian magazine July 2006-'The Patriot'' 


  • Girl's mob cap 
  • Blue cotton skirt 
  • Long ladies shirt and/or nightgown 
  • Pockets (2)
  •  Brown wool boy's vest 
  • White canvas breeches 
  • Tricorn hat 
  • Pair of black garters for men's socks 
  • Tricorn hat of black felt 

Reproduction artifacts:

  • Betsy Ross flag 
  • Tea brick 
  • Tin whistle 
  • America's first dollar (2) 
  • Pine tree shilling 
  • Set of five historical coins 
  • Battledore first lessons for children 
  • Reproduction of early American hornbook on postcard 
  • Stamp Act deck of playing cards 
  • Inkwell for quill pens 
  • Red stick of sealing wax with seal 
  • Blackboard slate 
  • Three colonial Williamsburg dolls (Eve. Betsey and Native American) 

Wooden Colonial Williamsburg toy box with:

  • Clay marbles in brown suede bag 
  • Tabletop ninepins 
  • Bilbo-catcher 
  • Wood top 
  • Quoits (ring toss) 
  • Jacks in gray suede bag 

Laminated Newspaper in education pages on "The New World"
Laminated poster or New England


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