Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Pet Show 6

Miss Ollie Alexander's Pet Show - Year 1952
John Milliken’s home on South Main Street)
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Photo Courtesy of John Gulledge


At 12:39 AM, December 27, 2006, Blogger Mary Eda said...

That's my doll!
What a wonderful surprise......seeing this photo showing the "doll show" portion of those big events.

My eyes went immediately to the bride doll, tall, middle of the long table....and recognized her! My doll.

My Grandmother ("Miss Pearl" at the Smart Shop) dressed her for Santa to bring to me, Christmas of 1st grade.

We've chatted about these pet & doll shows at past retreats, but I don't remember ever having seen any photos. That makes this extra special...thanks SO much!

At 2:21 AM, December 27, 2006, Blogger Mystery Blogger said...


I received this picture in Adobe PhotoShop, a much larger format (.psd). I reduced the file size and converted it to .jpeg for the Internet so it would load quickly.

Give me a day or two and I'll attempt to isolate and enlarge your doll.

Did you win the blue ribbon???

At 11:00 AM, December 27, 2006, Blogger Margaret Broome said...

Mary Eda -
How exciting for you!! Isn't this blog great?!!

FYI, Nita and I believe that the older lady, whose back is to the camera, is none other than Miss Ollie herself. If it isn't, it certainly does look like Nita and I both remember her looking.

At 7:01 PM, January 01, 2007, Blogger Mary Eda said...

I keep coming back to this photo....hoping some of you will recognize more of the children.

Would love to know who the really-blonde-headed little girl (to right) is........I see her in several of the photos.

Also, that looks a bit like Martha House standing just in front of the bride doll, leaning back against the table? (Margaret, Nita...do you think so? Wish we had Martha's EMAIL address.......bet she might know some of these ID's)

I keep trying to convince myself that the little girl standing sideways... second to the right of the lady you think is Miss Ollie.....might be ME. I don't think I would have ventured too far from the doll table as a 1st-2nd-grader, all captivated by seeing so many dolls in one place.
(plus, I have absolutely no other memory of those animal rides, dogs, etc.......except for seeing a parrot!).
Hair is about right, and age would have been pre-glasses....but there's just not enough to see to know for sure.
Maybe the "want-to" is just there!

This photo also looks like something straight out of a Little Rascals cartoon to me!


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