Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"Cousin Katie" and three dolls

Too-late trigger warning: More dolls.

Sorry about that. But this is the kind of variety you've come to expect from Papergreat after nearly 10 years and more than 3,200 posts, right? Jumping from vintage Pennsylvania Dutch sweets one day to strange and creepy old photographs of dolls the next.

I'm pretty sure this is the last of the disturbing dolls snapshots for Mild Fear 2020. I'm not 100% sure, because I never know what Igor the Intern is going to dig up at the last minute. But let's don't worry about the future and just appreciate this photograph, which has survived — barely — to present day. 

It has nicks, creases, one big tear and remnants of those old scrapbooking photo corners. It's 4¼ inches wide. And it features three women (one in uniform!), two young girls and three dolls. The only thing written on the back — and it's extremely unhelpful — is "Cousin Katie." Is Katie the one in uniform? And what is that uniform? When was this photo taken? We'll never know. So many mysteries.

And so many dolls! Here's a better look at the three of them, for your Halloween month enjoyment.

The last one is the creepiest, I think. Why does it look like an old man?

1 comment:

  1. This photo seems like it should come with the caption: "Little did Cousin Katie know that soon she'd be joining them in the nursery..."