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Paper boat, made in Shetland

This paper boat was made in the early 20th century by Mr Magnus Ratter of Ollaberry in Shetland.

Paper boat made by Mr Magnus Ratter, Ollaberry, Shetland, early 20th century

The children of working-class families relied for play on home-made toys and street games. As the 19th century went on, better-off children had access to an increasing range of toys and books.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-213-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Q.L.1985.70.4161
Date: early 20th century
Material: Paper
What: Paper boat
Subject: Toys
Who: Magnus Ratter, Ollaberry, Shetland (Maker)
Miss Sandison (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Shetland, Ollaberry
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