• School strap

    Dark red/brown lacquered woven strap used for disciplining students.
    January 01 c. 1918

    The Strap

    Maker unknown

    Cloth, lacquer

    2012.X.008

    The Strap was a common method of discipline in schools, the number of strikes dependent on the crime. It was not until 1971 that the use of the strap was abolished from both elementary and secondary classrooms by the Toronto Public Board.