Thursday, May 9, 2013

Miss Edna Earl Gaston & Friend

Miss Edna Earl Gaston & Friend by ~Kicha~
Miss Edna Earl Gaston & Friend, a photo by ~Kicha~ on Flickr.
This lovely little girl is identified as Miss Edna Earl Gaston & Friend (doll in carriage).  The doll appears to be a brown composition Mama doll. The Horsman doll company is known to have produced similar dolls along with other early American doll companies. 

On back of photo: Sept. 25, 1925 -- "To Uncle John from Edna Earl Gaston.”

A later annotation indicates that “Uncle John” was John Clark, a “founder and Senior Warden of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and an organizer of their parochial school for blacks.

Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina postcards in the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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7 comments:

  1. What a great picture! Love it!

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  2. Oh, what a wonderful photo. Thank you for posting this.

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  3. What a beautiful little girl. I wonder if the doll was hers or if it was a studio prop.

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  4. Great to have a photo with a date for the doll.

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  5. I love black and white shots. Very nice!

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  6. Awesome photo! The little girl looks like one of my relatives.

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