We have a lot of frog, toad and newt models in the collection. A few of them were on display at Vernon Park and came back with the Natural History objects that I reintroduced into the collection a few months ago, which you can read about HERE. The others suggest they might have been used for educational sessions or displays due to being formally identified and in fair to poor condition. Along side this, it is probable a model showing the life cycle of a frog is very unlikely to have been used as a decorative piece!
The models are made of plaster and are hand painted. Some are dated underneath at 1952 but other than that, their provenance is unknown. Despite this they are wonderful collection items and I have chosen them for this weeks Find It Friday for this reason – I just really like them!
April 26th is Save the Frogs Day, find out more HERE.