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Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Accessory, Doll


Accession number: 2016.31.1
Category: Toys
Object type: Wall Hook Rack
Date: 1908 – 1915
Materials: Metal
Measurements: 5.3 cm L x 1.7 cm WWidth at widest part (middle)
Measurements: 5.3 cm L x 1.7 cm W x 5.3 cm L x 0.8 cm WWidth at ends
Description: Minature hook rack that attaches to the wall. Metal and silver coloured. Has two hook. Has decorative pattern. Middle section with hooks is filled in, while ends and top is not. Textured pattern on middle section.
History of Use: Used as a toy by David Freeman's mother, Elizabeth, when she was a child living at 2724 Windsor Street in Halifax. Used as an accessory in her dollhouse. Could be used to hang doll's clothing. Was played with at house on Windsor Street. Family moved from this house after 1917 when it was damaged by the Halifax Explosion. May have been pruchased at her father's store.