Romance 1931-1932 by Thomas Hart Benton
A couples' romantic gesture can be as simple as holding hands, as illustrated in the circa 1932 painting by American regionalist painter, Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975). His Romance painting of a couple dressed in their Sunday best as they stroll, holding hands in a 1930s rural setting with the man holding his shoes to keep the road's dirt off, inspired today's blog.
I photographed several playscale-size dolls and a few other, larger scale dolls to create a slide show of romantic couples. Some of the dolls eagerly shared their stories in The Doll Blogs: When Dolls Speak I Listen.
To read the captions and some of the stories shared in The Doll Blogs, view the still photos here.
Which couples are your favorites?
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