Sarah Bender by Aria Nadii. Foundling 16516. Patchwork made from printed and woven fabrics, embroidered with a heart and cut in half. One half was left with a boy who was admitted in 1767. He was named Benjamin Twirl by the Foundling Hospital. His mother Sara Bender reclaimed him on June 10th in 1775. http://wildmuse.net/foundling-swatches/

Sarah Bender by Aria Nadii. Foundling 16516. Patchwork made from printed and woven fabrics, embroidered with a heart and cut in half. One half was left with a boy who was admitted in 1767. He was named Benjamin Twirl by the Foundling Hospital. His mother Sara Bender reclaimed him on June 10th in 1775. http://wildmuse.net/foundling-swatches/

Tokens given by mothers to their children on leaving them at the Foundling Hospital. 18th Century

Have You Seen The Pavement Tokens Along Marchmont Street?

Tokens given by mothers to their children on leaving them at the Foundling Hospital. 18th Century

"You have my heart Tho wee must Part" Nat.(born) 6th Sept 1759. Token left by a mother forced by poverty to give up her child. The poignant but fascinating collection at the Foundling Museum.

"You have my heart Tho wee must Part" Nat.(born) 6th Sept 1759. Token left by a mother forced by poverty to give up her child. The poignant but fascinating collection at the Foundling Museum.

Threads of Feeling: foundling token

Threads of Feeling: foundling token

Foundling Museum, London    Threads of Feeling Exhibition : 18th Century Textile Tokens left with Abandoned Babies at the London Foundling Hospital.

Foundling Museum, London Threads of Feeling Exhibition : 18th Century Textile Tokens left with Abandoned Babies at the London Foundling Hospital.

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