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Portable; Chautauqua Desk

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Date
1913
Material
wood; paper; metal; stone
Catalogue Number
102.03.1018 a-d
Description
A folding, portable wooden desk. "The Chautauqua Industral Art Desk a plan to promote the culture of work and play among children in the home". A map of the United States on the back of the upright. A paper scroll 49.0 cm wide rolls up and down to display various learning devices - geometric sha…
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Title
Portable; Chautauqua Desk
Date
1913
Material
wood; paper; metal; stone
Description
A folding, portable wooden desk. "The Chautauqua Industral Art Desk a plan to promote the culture of work and play among children in the home". A map of the United States on the back of the upright. A paper scroll 49.0 cm wide rolls up and down to display various learning devices - geometric shapes, animal shapes, flowers, people, music, writing, telegrahic codes, shorthand, business forms, perspective, electrical symbols, trains, illustration, colours, flags, etc. Base is a chalkboard. Two lesson books accompany the desk along with a box of white chalk.
Subject
households
children
schooling
Chautauqua
Credit
Purchased from Phyllis Cain, Banff, 1988
Catalogue Number
102.03.1018 a-d
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