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These very old skates, which strapped onto regular boots, may have been used to skate to school in the winter if river ice conditions were good.

These very old skates, which strapped onto regular boots, may have been used to skate to school in the winter if river ice conditions were good.

Boys might bring a small toy like this spinning top to school in their pockets to play with at recess.

Boys might bring a small toy like this spinning top to school in their pockets to play with at recess.

These old boots show years of wear and were probably "handed down" to the next child when outgrown by the original owner.

These old boots show years of wear and were probably "handed down" to the next child when outgrown by the original owner.

A doll such as this would have been treasured by its owner.

A doll such as this would have been treasured by its owner.

An old leather bookbag

An old leather bookbag

This lunch box with its thermos and cup would be fairly recent (1950s).

This lunch box with its thermos and cup would be fairly recent (1950s).

A small cream pail was often used as a lunch container by rural students.

A small cream pail was often used as a lunch container by rural students.

Marbles have always been popular, and boys and girls invented many games to play with them.

Marbles have always been popular, and boys and girls invented many games to play with them.

Lard and shortening pails were commonly used as lunch containers. If you were seen with one of these, it meant that you were fairly poor.

Lard and shortening pails were commonly used as lunch containers. If you were seen with one of these, it meant that you were fairly poor.

A sleigh for winter school travel

A sleigh for winter school travel

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