Friday, February 15, 2013

Dolls on the Prairie

We wrap up Doll Week with this picture of two small children playing with a doll. The picture was taken in 1936, so this would have been right at the height of the Great Depression. The picture was taken in Iowa, and the land looks very dry.


  1. Isn't it great how kids always make the best out of nothing. Looks like they turned that tumbleweed into a high chair for their dollie's.

  2. And now young parents complain that their children have too many toys. Well, guess who's in charge.

  3. What is really wonderful about this photo is that it like a "snapshot" rather than a posed portrait photo, unusual for that time. Thank you for sharing all these photos.

  4. Looks like they are going to burn them at the stake.

    Also looks like some one got tired of brushing hair and whacked it all off. That happened to me when I was about that age.

    They must have been quite poor judging by the ill-fitting clothing.

    I'm sure they had lots of fun playing.

  5. I agree with Dave, I like to see how these girls are improvising and making the best of their situation. I also like how the photo is un-posed.
    Bravo on a fine week of photos!
    -Anne K.