Fate, Hope and Charity at The Foundling Museum

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Over 250 years later 'Fate, Hope and Charity' reunites the tokens with the foundlings to whom they belonged, bringing to light untold stories that are testaments to the grief of separation and the timeless bond between a mother and child. Tokens, small everyday objects, were left by mothers with their babies at the Foundling Hospital, which continues today as children's charity Coram, between c1741-1760. These tokens, which include coins, jewellery, buttons, poems, playing cards and a simple nut, were a means of identification should the mother ever return to reclaim her child.

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Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

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25 Jan - 19 May 2013 Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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