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Cat Patrol: 1940

Cat Patrol: 1940

November 1940. "Son of Mormon farmer. Santa Clara, Utah." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Well, I never.

Search Google Images for 'customized taylor-tot'. Had no idea.

That walker/stroller

I was born in 1948 and also had one of those walkers that were converted to strollers. They were made of metal and wood and very sturdy. Ours survived in the basement for years. If I remember rightly, it was pink and white or maybe red and white originally. The stroller handle was long gone, but as an older kid, I used to play with the walker part.

Happy Cats

What a happy pair they make. That baby smile and the smiling eyes, oh my! He did not concern himself with the day to day, only the here and now.

And the kitten? He just wants the laces on the boy's shoes. Only it needs to find a different way to get to them.

I found Charlie Brown!!!

But may I say that it's been over 4 decades since I was capable of straddling a bar that uncomfortable looking?

Wheels of Time

That little cart sure brings back memories and must have been sold for years. I was born nine years after this photo was taken, and mine was powder blue (for a boy) and white. In those years, the design was not changed a bit.

Tale of Two Taylor Tots

In August 1940, Marion Post Wolcott took a photograph of two black women and a white child on a tree-lined sidewalk in Port Gibson, MS that was used on the UK cover of "The Help" (the 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett) and also posted on Shorpy in 2010.

https://www.shorpy.com/node/7849

I had been looking at it this afternoon as I had seen a thumbnail of it on a page of MPW's photos and recognized it from the book. Clicking straight from that photo to this photo was rather amazing.

Taylor Tot stroller/walkers seem to have been quite popular in the 1940s. Certainly there are many on eBay now in various states of rust or restoration.

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