|Left to right: ED Jumeau, |
1934 Prototype Shirley Temple in "Got Milk" dress,
Martha Chase, DEP Jumeau. Jennifer Craft Collection
Though I have yet to purchase my first French Fashion, I will. I now appreciate their beauty. Right now, Im very interested in papier maches, cloth, and china heads of the 1840s through 1870s. This same time reflects the growth of early photography. In fact, my latest interest is in antique photography: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cdv's, and cabinet cards of children with dolls. I've uncovered some amazing dolls within some amazing images. Finally, at least through antique photography, I've been able to own a few Brus, many more Jumeaux, and even an A.T. I'm searching for my own Izannah Walker daguerreotype (a daguerrian collector I know has an amazing one), and my absolute dream would be to find a cabinet card of a young girl with her Albert Marque doll. The search is part of the fun of collecting! I smile when I think about what my interests will be in another 10 years.
|Cabinet Card of Girl with AT|
Here is a pic of Jennifer's Incised Depose Jumeau.....her eyes are two different sizes, which wasn't that uncommon.