The Return Of Little Gladys ~ Back By Popular Demand!! by artwhiz47

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My wee mum in Number One photo in the series of five… interest has been expressed, & all five will appear eventually. The first one posted, Number Four in the set, can be seen here . Number 3 can be seen here .


family history, doll, mom, 1915, little girl, old photo

A short bio, eh? I am Sheila, & I am short.

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  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    Oh wow, This is a classic. She is adorable and looks the same throughout the pics you’ve posted, no matter what age. (Did she pull off the doll’s leg?

  • Thanks, Kay. She did retain that look throughout her life, & her grin was always a bit on the impish side. As for the doll… well, I suspect it was a photographer’s prop, so Little Gladys was PROBABLY innocent; no guarantees….

    – artwhiz47

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    A little cutie, super photograph, thanks for sharing Sheila …

  • Thank you, Tom. I’m having a good time posting these!

    – artwhiz47

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Grand stuff, Sheila! What a beautiful portrait of Gladys!

  • Thanks, Mike. She inherited that little pointy chin from her mother Mabel. I in turn got Charlie’s chin, with a minor dimple in it….

    – artwhiz47

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 4 years ago

    Very lovely photo. Sheila.

  • Many thanks, Steve!

    – artwhiz47

  • jazzdevil
    jazzdevilabout 4 years ago

  • And thank you!

    – artwhiz47

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 4 years ago
    Just so natural – a little girl clutching her favourite doll !
  • Thanks, Roy. Not too sure about that doll, though – it looks a bit angst-ridden, & it appears to be missing a leg…. Oh, well; well-played-with, I guess.

    – artwhiz47

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogabout 4 years ago

    Lovely.. this guy had an eye for it !

  • Thanks, Steve. I really am going to do some research into this photographer – very good archives around here, & I’m sure this person, male or female, was very well known. He or she obviously was a specialist in children’s photography – all those props belonged to the studio. My mother remembered the session.

    – artwhiz47

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7about 4 years ago

    Another sweetheart image of your cute Mom Sheila. >Ron<

  • Thanks, Ron.

    – artwhiz47

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you again, Antanas.

    – artwhiz47

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosterabout 4 years ago

    Too cute for words…

  • Thanks, Jayne. She was, wasn’t she? But like her daughter after her, she had many words for many things!

    – artwhiz47

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