Does anyone have any suggestions as to what this charming small card was used for? Size: 63 x 90mm (2½ x 3½in).
I supect that this is one of a set of educational childrens card games. Either to teach the names of the animals, or
possibly there was a card for each letter of the alphabet.
There is a similar type of card in the collection of the Norfolk Museums Service. The cards are virtually the same size
(63 x 93 mm) and are hand
It is suggested that they date from around 1770 and the only difference seems to be that the Norfolk cards have verses about the animals instead of a paragraph of text.