Congratulations to John W, who has won 15% off at our eStore! It was a tough choice between Stepford babies, “a head” puns, Hamlet, and Oprah references. But our guest judge Diane LeBlanc, Regional Adminstrator for NARA’s Northeast Region, thought that your caption captured a curious moment between man and and doll.
Our guest judge is based at our facility in Massachusetts and so is this photograph, taken around 1936–37 at the Paragon Rubber Co. and American Character Doll in Mount Holyoke, MA. A factory worker is setting eyes in “sleeping” dolls. (Two decades later, the company was manufacturing the famous “Tiny Tears” dolls, which could drink, wet their doll diapers, and cry.)
Today’s photograph shouldn’t bring a tear to your eye, unless you are afraid of heights. Or trees. Give us your best caption in the comments below!