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Children in the Nursery
Seen but not heard? Three children get up to mischief after mother puts them to bed in this Victorian entertainment.
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Seen but not heard? Three children get up to mischief after their mother puts them to bed in this Victorian entertainment. This was one of numerous variations on the theme of 'naughty little boys or girls' in film's early years, demonstrating that Victorian ideals of child discipline didn't always match the reality.
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