Dames & Dogs #78

anna and duffy competing for treat

From the National Archives:

Although Fala might be the most famous of the Roosevelts’ dogs, this is a different Scottish terrier from decades before Fala joined the family. This photograph was taken in 1907. The dog, Duffy, is competing with Anna Roosevelt for a treat from the hand of FDR (who is standing over them, not yet stricken by polio).

Corgi Dog — Balloon?

In what seems like an oxymoron — or just too cute for the attempt, we present the Corgi Balloon Dog. No matter how ample the bod filled with helium, those little legs just keep the pup down on the ground. *wink*

In case you missed it at my other (mommy) blog, every MyOwnPet balloon purchased from this page means $5 will go directly to help Canines for Disabled Kids.

“Here Are Your Reading For Meaning Stand-Up Figures” Circa 1966

From the Houghton Mifflin Company, glossy, colored, cardboard die-cut stand-up figures of Janet, Penny, Betty, Jack, Bill, Tip & Mitten — companions to the school text series Reading For Meaning, Fourth Edition, Pre-reading – Grade 6.

I’ve got the set up at eBay, so if your teacher never let you touch these as a kid, now’s your chance to get your hands on ’em!

Here’s the rest of the vintage educational ephemera from the original mailing envelope and info on the ephemera…

Also included, the little light blue flyer titled “A Vital Role?” which tells teachers how to use the figures.

Envelope number I-40234, litho in USA, DN40M366. Flyer, also a litho in USA; RFM/SUE, DN40M466.

No date; circa 1966.

Craft Scan Friday, Walrus Edition, Goo Goo G’joob

A child’s cardigan and matching socks set to knit as shown in this fab photo from Coat’s & Clark’s Favorite Designs to Knit & Crochet, book number 198, copyright 1970.

Instructions / patterns below.

A Little Elk Wearing His First Pin

An antique BPOE framed print by August Hutaf, copyright 1908, showing a little boy in a cloth diaper — I think you can guess what pin this Elk has earned. And it looks like he’s going to employ that pin against a water balloon…