07 May 2015

A Colonial-era teething whistle

The senior curator at Jamestown (Virginia) lucidly explains the significance of a "teething whistle" recovered at that site.  I presume the whistle feature was incorporated into the device for parental entertainment of the toddler, rather than from any expectation that the toddler would use it to summon/annoy his parents.

Via Colonial America and A Woodrunner's Diary.

1 comment:

  1. i was waiting and waiting, but she never blows into the whistle! how disappointing!



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