July 26, 2011

Keep Calm And Carry A Stuffed Animal


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


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.

Google DT

Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!



copyright 2018 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type