Wednesday, April 28, 2010

iPhone Wednesday #41: Dreaming of Past Lives


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I came across these elderly baby dolls among some tables of vintage collectibles for sale at the Fremont farmers market. How loved each might have been once upon a time cannot be known, except what is surmised by the obvious use each has seen. They are dreaming of their once busy days, I guess, and perhaps will come to be cared for again by a child if someone buys them and reunites them with some missing body parts and some new clothes :-).
It's my iPhone Wednesday shot for this week where I take and edit the image using the iPhone and in-phone apps.

10 comments:

Ineke said...

what a great subject Kim!.Ps. also enjoyed the tulips very much.

Bibi said...

Indeed they do seem to be dreaming. I wish they could talk. I love the oxymoron 'elderly baby dolls'---how true!

brattcat said...

either eyes open or eyes shut, they do seem to be suspended in a dream state.

Sarah said...

Your today's Photo does not appear to me but I liked your subject. Will come back again to see it ;)

Bob Crowe said...

I just love this. Old and sometimes dismembered dolls in flea markets are ghoulishly fascinating. I've shot this subject a few times myself.

Marie-Noyale said...

I wish they could talk and tell us about their past owners "Little Mothers"

Small City Scenes said...

Old doll babies. I never wanted a doll when I was little, I only wanted horses but my mother did make me a rag doll I had on my bed.

I stayed at The Inn at Virginia Mason. Very nice with a good restuarant. I did get away from the hospital on Tuesday and wandered a bit. I was going to go to the Frye but got intrigued by St. James Cathedral and took a bunch of pics and even stole a flower but God saw me so I figured it was OK. MB

Katie said...

These dolls are a little freaky, but I really like this photo. The back ground dots seem to match the dolls' eyes.

Jilly said...

Dolls are such a specialised subject for collectors. I wish I knew more. Bet the Doll Museum in Monaco would love this lot. Funnily enough, when Nathalie was here we wandered a market and we photographed some dolls but they had their legs and arms intact. I hope these find their missing limbs and get to live with a child again.

sagest2@gmail.co said...

I had a doll stolen from my house that had a face like the center shut eyed doll whe had arms and legs from the knee down in same material as the head and a cloth body. Does anyone have any idea the worth of such a doll?