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Tracing book - Pictures to Trace No. 502

Pictures to Trace No. 502

  • Object:

    Tracing book

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed thick paper and card; tracing paper

  • Museum number:

    B.997:1 to 5-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Tracing paper is a type of translucent paper. It is made by immersing good quality paper in sulphuric acid for a few seconds. The acid converts some of the celluloseand when the treated paper is washed and dried, it is much stronger than the original paper. Tracing paper enables people to make a good copy of any picture placed beneath it. Drawing books for young children often use tracing paper to help the child and give them a sense of achievement when the finished picture is produced.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1920s (made)

Materials and Techniques

printed thick paper and card; tracing paper

Object history note

References: used by Margaret (Peggy) Joyce; b.1922; the bequester's only daughter; of 2 Quested Buildings; Brett Road; London; E8. Peggy had rheumatic fever in 1929 & died of heart failure in the Rahere Ward; St.
Bartholomew's Hospital on 02/12/1903. She is buried in Abney Park Cemetery with her brother Alan, 15/03/1921 - 12/09/1921

Descriptive line

Tracing Book; English; 1920s


Children & Childhood; Books


Museum of Childhood

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