Rescued photos are orphaned photos The Past Matters has acquired from flea markets, garage sales, and online sellers which Karen has researched and identified the subject(s), date, and location.
Photographs taken in the D. P. (David Presly) Thomson Studio in Kansas City, Missouri. D. P. Thomson was Kansas City’s most prolific photographer, offering photographic services in Kansas City from 1873 until 1933.
Teddy bears first appear in the early twentieth century, and quickly become very popular.
The majority of china dolls were German in origin, and they were generally less expensive than the bisque dolls that were also available in this time period.
French bisque dolls were expensive, beautiful, and represented the height of the dollmakers’ art. These dolls are much rarer than German bisque dolls, and their beauty can be mesmerizing.
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