Joke Box

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Description:The lid of this box gives the impression that it contains a pair of white kid gloves. Inside though are two tiny porcelain 'kid' dolls. The joke of the title is a pun on the slang term for a child, a 'kid'.

The rhyme inside the box reads: 'Two sweet little Kids, oh so white / You can wash us with all your / might / Handstitched in the box very tight / So we will never quarrel Or fight'.


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1480s
Pilaster
Pilaster

This oak pilaster is a portion of panelling from a room said to be of the Henry ...

1550s
Pilaster
Pilaster

This carved wooden pilaster was taken from an Elizabethan panelled room. It has ...

1600s
Pipe
Pipe

This 17th century wooden pipe with mother of pearl decoration and a wooden bowl ...

1700s
Sugar Cutters
Sugar Cutters

Sugar Cutters were used by grocers to clip off pieces of sugar from a very hard ...

1760s
Model Shoe
Model Shoe

A wooden model of a woman's shoe with inlaid silver decoration. Across the front ...

1790s
Sword - British Infantry Officer's Sword
Sword - British Infantry Officer's Sword

A narrow bladed sword in a brown leather scabbard with brass trimmings, 1790. The ...

1810s
Davy Lamp used by Coal Miners
Davy Lamp used by Coal Miners

This coal miner's Davy lamp was made in Leeds. It is made of metal with glass surrounding ...

1830s
Hat
Hat

Tall beige coloured hat with a beige hat band and bow. It was worn by the coachman ...

1850s
Walking Stick
Walking Stick

A walking stick made by William Judd of Banbury, c.1853. It is a medium brown stick ...

1870s
The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises and Pursuits
The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises and Pursuits

The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises and Pursuits, by Mrs Mackarness, ...

1890s
Monthly Reports by Medical Officer of Leamington Spa
Monthly Reports by Medical Officer of Leamington Spa

This book contains the written monthly reports of the Medical Officer of Health ...

1910s
Illustrated Guide Book of Warwick, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth
Illustrated Guide Book of Warwick, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth

This guide book to Warwick, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth was published c.1911-1912. ...

1930s
Advertisement for Flavel's
Advertisement for Flavel's

A black and white printed folded leaflet advertising Flavel's of Leamington Spa. ...

1940s
Civil Defence Recruitment Procedure Circular
Civil Defence Recruitment Procedure Circular

This is a circular from Warwickshire County Council giving advice and guidelines ...

1970s
Opera Programme for a Performance of Carousel
Opera Programme for a Performance of Carousel

This is a programme for a performance of Carousel by the Leamington and Warwick ...

1990s
Closure Notice
Closure Notice

A notice announcing the closure of the swimming pool at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington ...

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M3684.1992 (70/19881)

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