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#1 otter42

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:24 PM

Friend of mine has this, and I'm stumped. Couldn't find anything close on a internet search. Can't make out what it says around War Baby. I was thinking it was something given to girls for Liberty War Bond drive. The lady he got it from said it was from WWI. Looks like there may have been a stamp on the foot as well. Thanks for any help. Ken

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:27 PM

Darkened the image a little.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:27 PM

Another shot

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:23 PM

Look at it with infrared, that will make the stamp more legible.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:18 PM

It definitely seems to say 'WAR BABY' on it, but I wasn't able to find anything about it when searching old newspapers. There do seem to have been 'war baby dolls' around WWI, but nothing with a description that seems to match this. And the WWII years did not really seem to bring up anything hinting at it either.



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:06 AM

Thanks for searching too. I don't have a infrared light, I'll try my camera, and see if it can do any better.


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