Primary Resources

This resource gallery has been developed to be used for pre visit preparatory work and for post visit reference. You will find a range of primary documents and material here that links to the themes in each unit. By clicking on any image below you can access background information on the source and also find out where it came from and where it is currently held.

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Portrait of Olive Pakenham Mahon in 1900



This studio portrait of Olive was taken in 1900. Olive wears a white cotton high necked dress, white tights and black shoes. In her arm she holds a doll. To see a large collection of girl's cloes visit the Wisconsin Historical Society's Page 'Girl's Clothes from the 1900s'. To see what Olive's doll might have looked like you can visit the V & A Museum of Childhood or the toy room at Strokestown Park.

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