Sharing a brief piece on some items gifted to our casual historian of HdG by Erin Callahan Maphis. Erin’s Uncle Burton Hawkins was cleaning out the basement after Benesch’s closed and gave her the opportunity to pick out a couple of items.
We know that some folks think dolls are a bit creepy. But picture these cuties with a baby’s cap or bonnet on them. “Too cute!”
The shop was located at 224 N. Washington Street where the Riverview Gallery and the Corporate Center are located today. These chalk doll heads were used for displays such as a baby’s cap or bonnet.
Needless to say, they are an exciting piece to add to the Havre de Grace History MuZeum located in the store at Bahoukas Antique Mall.
If you’d like to know a bit more about Chalkware, take a peek at the video below.
Remember, don’t throw the Havre de Grace ‘stuff’ out when you’re cleaning out a home, settling an estate, or just ‘downsizing,’ without checking in with George. Don’t give him cause to cry!!!
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