This scene represents a playroom in the basement of a children's school. We know it is a basement because we see the descending stairs and the windows that are high above the level of the floor.
The girls are playing an old-fashioned game called Blind Man's Buff . Everyone is watching as the bandage is placed around the eyes of the girl who is IT. They may turn her around and around, and then she must try to touch someone and identify the person she has touched. If she is correct, then that person must be IT on the next turn.
The baby on the left is being held back so that she doesn't get in the way of the players in the game.
This artist painted many pictures of school scenes and groups of children.
Look at the enlarged version.
What is the purpose of the stick being held by the girl on the right?
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