A Victorian Education
Below is a picture of a typical Victorian classroom. A brief legend of the items shown in the picture are described below it.
On the wall: Sampler from Eridge School in East Sussex embroidered in the 1830s; Portrait of Queen Victoria, "Bible Stories", wall chart, writing slates, teacher's abacus, pupil's abacus.
Free standing: Blackboard and easel, teacher's desk and high chair, pupils' linked desk and chair, infant's table.
On the easel: Cane and pointer.
On teacher's desk: "Good attendance" cards, "Shopping and prices" workcards, stoneware ink bottle, white enamelled ink pourer, glass and stoneware inkwells, mortar board.
Picture above is shown with permission through the courtesy of The Art Museum Service, East Sussex County Council, England. (Link removed as site revised and section no longer exists.)