In this vintage promotional piece for The Sands, Baby New Year’s bottle of 1954 was held just out of reach. …Ah, back when Vegas was for adults & not kids.
So, you’re decorating the old nursery, and you think it would be awesome to hang babies on the wall? I bet you also can’t understand why the baby cries every time you tuck her in.
How about just some severed baby faces on the wall? I bet you think your baby has colic; there’s no other reason baby should cry all the time…
There are creepy chalkware babies, there are really creepy chalkware babies — and then there are racist chalkware babies. Like this vintage chalkware string-holder featuring a little African-American baby on watermelon. I may go to bed crying just having seen that.
Image Credits: 1940s Plast Plak Hand Painted Chalkware Wall Baby via Bayutiful; Vintage Chalkware Happy Baby Face and Vintage Chalkware Crying Baby Face via ephemerascenti; and the vintage racist stringholder via midwestscout.
Vera Francis and Jimmy Edwards with “midget liquor salesman Frankie Dee.” (I’m pretty sure that means Frankie Dee was a midget; not that he was a salesman of midget booze bottles, like those you find in hotel room bars and on airplanes.)
Yup, that’s Kitschy Kitschy Coo; showing you everything, from midgets to giants.
I don’t have any babies on my holiday list or I would be shopping the Gilt sale on Trumpette Socks & Apparel. Set of Girls Mary Jane Booties, $14; Boys Johnny Golf Socks Set of Six Pairs, $14.
Gas war resistant pram. England, Hextable, 1938.
Pram provided with a radio, including antenna and loudspeaker, to keep the baby quiet. United States, 1921.