Drawing teaching aid
Macmillan and Co Ltd. (publisher)
Paper and maple leaf
158 mm (width); 210 mm (height)
Place of origin
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
One Nature Study Drawing card printed by Macmillan and Co., London. The single card has a maple leaf mounted upper centre and is surrounded by drawings and detail of exercises which could be undertaken, detail necessary for recognition and history. The Drawing Card has the initials I.J.W. in the lower right hand corner.
'Derbyshire Museum Service History of Education Collection' - a collection established by Derbyshire Museum Service (through gifts from individuals, Derbyshire schools and purchases) in the 1940s and stored at Sudbury Hall from the early 1970s to 2012. The National Trust managed the collection between 1991 and 2012 when legal ownership was transferred from Derbyshire County Council to the National Trust. Archival records information - "The collection was established as a result of isolated gifts in the 1940's, and the 'savings' of certain school records (now passed to County Records) during wartime paper salvage." "During the 1950s it was L.E.A. practice to hold an Easter Course for teachers, and the County (Derbyshire) Museum arranged a special exhibition for teach course. As by the mid 1950s quite a collection had already accumulated, it was decided to produce an exhibition on the history of education with special reference to Derbyshire. Consequently, further material was purchased, from which items were selected. The exhibition was subsequently shown at a number of centres, and after disbandment, additions continued to be made with the aim of eventually producing a reconstructed classroom as a base for research. The Derby Bishop Lonsdale College of Education has frequently made use of the collection in various ways."
Marks and inscriptions
On a label on the reverse side in the upper left corner: 'DERBYSHIRE/ MUSEUM/ SERVICE'
Makers and roles
Macmillan and Co Ltd. (publisher), printer