Baby's caul; RM330

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Baby's caul

About this object

Very frail, folded in paper, looks like cream tissue paper. A caul is a membrane covering the face of some newborn infants. It is fairly rare and is considered lucky; a charm against drowning. Seamen often gave large sums for cauls and 50 pounds was offered for this one. This caul was born with Norman Fuller and was carefully kept by his mother, Mrs AE Fuller of Russell.

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Presented by Hazel Cates

Object number

RM330

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