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Games for Research: Children at play

The John Johnson Collection contains many games and has recently been considerably enriched by the donation by Richard Ballam of his collection of games and pastimes. This guide explores the relevance of games to academic research.

A writing blank

Opie writing blank called Infantile Sports

This writing blank shows outdoor games. Prints of these are more common than those showing indoor games.

Opie II (49)

Images of children at play

Images of children playing indoor games are rare. This is a selection from box lids in Richard Ballam's Collection.

The Little Historian (top left) shows Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with the Princess Royal and the Prince of Wales

Subject Guide

Julie Anne Lambert's picture
Julie Anne Lambert
John Johnson Collection
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