July 26, 2011

Keep Calm And Carry A Stuffed Animal

london_toni_frissell.jpg

Among the great photos In Focus published of London during WWII is this one: a small boy hugging a giant, kind of awesome stuffed animal. The simple form of the animal reminds me a bit of Renate Mueller, so maybe his house was hit by the lone German airplane to drop toys instead of bombs.

Also interesting: the photo is by Toni Frissell, a fashion and society photographer who also produced some nice, photographic children's books.

WWII: The Battle of Britain [infocus at the atlantic]
previously: Toni Frissell's photographic children's books

2 Comments

Probably used it as a pillow when sleeping in the Underground.

It's an elephant (with missing ears). The trunk is nestled in the crook of his arm. I had one pretty much exactly the same growing up in England 30 years later.

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