I guess Harvey was a baby too. This rubber rabbit is shown here with two celluloid children dolls from the 1920’s. Well, it’s not really Harvey but these two children celluloid dolls are real and are estimated to be from the 1920’s. I love these free hand, painted facial features, since it’s hand applied and had to be drawn fast, it may express anything from sweetness to shear horror.
Handling this little old celluloid baby, while setting up the shot, made me think about the child who first received it as a present.
Was it for Christmas, or a birthday, or just because she/he was the apple of their parents eyes. It made me think about the happiness it brought them, little sparkles of joy on their life’s timeline, and how they are probably no more… and the home of this and other toys I shoot, is a box or a drawer.
I’m happy I can put it in the spotlight again.
Here’s a little mechanical celluloid toy. It’s pose made it a natural candidate to replace Superman.
This mechanical toy was originally dressed and could crawl, not anymore. It looks to me as if it’s trying to reach out, sadly enough it doesn’t look like something you’d want to hold, that sense is what I went after.