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A Victorian Education
The Classroom

Below is a picture of a typical Victorian classroom. A brief legend of the items shown in the picture are described below it.

Victorian classroom (49573 bytes)

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.

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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.)