Then and Now Activity

Try your hand at finding object in the exhibit that were used in their day like the objects of today shown in our challenge. Then think about the changes in technology that made the early objects obsolete and the modern objects possible.


Sometimes the technology has not changed, but the tastes of consumers and craftspeople have changed, making the early objects looked old-fashioned. What are the basic differences between Victorian taste and our taste in style today?


Click on the pdf link below to read and print out the challenge sheet. Use it to browse our online image gallery of exhibit objects. Can you find the Victorian or early 20th century equivalent of the designed items we use today?

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