Wednesday, June 2, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 105: Betty and her Dolly

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This photograph features my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer, as a young child - probably two or three years old, so it is 1921 or 1922. The setting is probably the berry patch on the south end of the block between 30th Street and Fern Street along Hawthorn Street in San Diego. Betty has her Mary Jane shoes on, and a big bow in her hair - perhaps this is Easter time or her birthday.

The doll looks brand new, I wonder if it was a popular type of doll in the early 1920s? I have no clue, but maybe some readers do! Help me out if you know what type of doll this is.

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