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Shaw's donation of dolls and figurines, combined with those of M. Maude Sanford became very popular among visitors to the museumís 1924 Oriental Exhibit. "All the world loves a doll," wrote a Saint John Globe reviewer in 1924, and even exceptions to that rule could "not fail to appreciate the extreme daintiness of the costumes."

 

     

New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B., 32630 and 34690

 

Japanese dolls:

"Emperor and Empress" and "Girl of Ten"

 

New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B., 34690

 

Japanese doll: "Girl of Ten"

Early accession records note that this doll is "correctly costumed for a ten year old girl."

The Loretta L. Shaw collection

 

 

New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B., 32690

 

Japanese figurine: "Emperor and Empress"

The Loretta L. Shaw collection