Today we were introduced to our term one Controversy project about The Baby Cage.
‘In the 1930’s, baby cages were designed to enable babies and children who lived in high rise apartment blocks in London and New York to have fresh air, as there were no gardens.’
At first glance, the image shown terrifies me! I’m interested to know the reasons behind the making of the invention and why on earth anyone would consider using it. Hopefully, i’ll be able to understand and support both sides of the argument after much needed research!
Caption: 27th January 1934: An example of the wire cage which East Poplar borough council in London propose to fix to the outside of their tenement windows, so that babies can benefit from fresh air and sunshine.
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