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Lunar Lecture – The Birmingham Toy Trade: Eighteenth-Century Adornments
July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm£6.00
The lecture explores the manufacture of toys in eighteenth-century Birmingham and their uses by those who bought them, ‘toys’ being decorative adornments such as buttons, buckles, and snuffboxes rather than those for children during this period. It looks at the beginnings of the trade in the late 1600s and early 1700s, the appeal of new kinds of making to purchasers of toys, and highlights the relationship between Josiah Wedgwood and the Birmingham toymakers in making a new range of toys in the late 1700s.
This lecture will be held on zoom.