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Room setting

Room setting

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 1980s to late 1990s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hopkinson, Roma, born 1 (maker)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Claire Hopkinson

  • Museum number:

    B.14:1 to 16-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This house is a replica of a real house in Surrey where Roma Hopkinson lived with her family during the Second World War. Roma built this house in the 1980's, paying incredible attention to detail, reproducing ration books, identity cards, newspapers, and photo albums by reducing copies of the original versions. The photographs show her family as they appeared at that time. Each doll is also modelled on a family member with Roma appearing as one on of the children in a school dress. The house accurately reflects the wartime era, showing popular products, foodstuffs, games, and furnishings from the time.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 1980s to late 1990s (made)

Artist/maker

Hopkinson, Roma, born 1 (maker)

Descriptive line

Master bedroom accessories including a dresser and armoire, photographs and paintings, part of a dolls' house in the style of the 1940s made in England by Roma Hopkinson in the late 1980s to late 1990s

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys; Dolls' houses

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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