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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV007.9.1
Description
Molded plaster baby sitting up holding glass shelf. The baby is seated on the floor and there is a slot across its chest and its hands are turned palm upwards to hold the glass shelf (11 cm. X 34.5 cm). The body is open at the bottom and the chest slot. The figure has painted brown hair, brown eyes…
Object History
Made for Helen's Children's Wear in early 1950's by Nettie Trainer, the mother of the store owner, Helen Arnold (nee Trainer). They were handmade. Nettie Trainer was a well known maker of custom figures for commercial displays. Helen's Children's Wear was located at 4142 Hastings Street. Owner Hele…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV007.9.1
Description
Molded plaster baby sitting up holding glass shelf. The baby is seated on the floor and there is a slot across its chest and its hands are turned palm upwards to hold the glass shelf (11 cm. X 34.5 cm). The body is open at the bottom and the chest slot. The figure has painted brown hair, brown eyes and is wearing a white diaper. There are chips on the right big toe, at the edge of the chest slot, edge of hair on the right side, back of the head and ends of the fingers. No makers mark inside.
Object History
Made for Helen's Children's Wear in early 1950's by Nettie Trainer, the mother of the store owner, Helen Arnold (nee Trainer). They were handmade. Nettie Trainer was a well known maker of custom figures for commercial displays. Helen's Children's Wear was located at 4142 Hastings Street. Owner Helen Arnold opened the store on East Hastings Street in 1948. She moved to the 4142 Hastings Street location in 1955, and added a landmark neon sign to the building in 1956. The sign featured a girl on a swing, and served as an important landmark in the neighbourhood. The store closed in 2007.
Measurements
Overall measurements Lth 25.5 cm. Wth 25.5 cm. Ht 38 cm.
Subjects
Furniture
Furniture - Tables
Name Access
Helen's Childrens Wear
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV007.9.2
Description
Molded plaster baby standing on all fours with a round glass shelf (30.5 cm diameter.) attached to the baby's backside. There are no openings. The figure has painted blonde hair, blue eyes and is wearing a white diaper. The finish is cracked in the top of the hair and the glass is cracked around th…
Object History
Made for Helen's Children's Wear in early 1950's by Nettie Trainer, the mother of the store owner, Helen Arnold (nee Trainer). They were handmade. Nettie Trainer was a well known maker of custom figures for commercial displays. Helen's Children's Wear was located at 4142 Hastings Street. Owner Hel…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV007.9.2
Description
Molded plaster baby standing on all fours with a round glass shelf (30.5 cm diameter.) attached to the baby's backside. There are no openings. The figure has painted blonde hair, blue eyes and is wearing a white diaper. The finish is cracked in the top of the hair and the glass is cracked around the screw hole. There are no makers marks visible.
Object History
Made for Helen's Children's Wear in early 1950's by Nettie Trainer, the mother of the store owner, Helen Arnold (nee Trainer). They were handmade. Nettie Trainer was a well known maker of custom figures for commercial displays. Helen's Children's Wear was located at 4142 Hastings Street. Owner Helen Arnold opened the store on East Hastings Street in 1948. She moved to the 4142 Hastings Street location in 1955, and added a landmark neon sign to the building in 1956. The sign featured a girl on a swing, and served as an important landmark in the neighbourhood. The store closed in 2007.
Measurements
Overall measurements Lth. 35.5 cm. (without shelf) Wth. 24 cm. Ht 30 cm.
Subjects
Furniture
Furniture - Tables
Name Access
Helen's Childrens Wear
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV007.9.3
Description
Molded plaster baby laying on its back with a round glass shelf (30.5 cm diameter.) secured to one raised foot. The glass shelf is broken in two pieces.The body of the figure is hollow and open at the back. The figure has painted brown hair, blue eyes and is wearing a white diaper. Inside the baby …
Object History
Made for Helen's Children's Wear in early 1950's by Nettie Trainer, the mother of the store owner, Helen Arnold (nee Trainer). They were handmade. Nettie Trainer was a well known maker of custom figures for commercial displays. Helen's Children's Wear was located at 4142 Hastings Street. Owner Hel…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV007.9.3
Description
Molded plaster baby laying on its back with a round glass shelf (30.5 cm diameter.) secured to one raised foot. The glass shelf is broken in two pieces.The body of the figure is hollow and open at the back. The figure has painted brown hair, blue eyes and is wearing a white diaper. Inside the baby there are makers mark "NETTIE'S MFG. / VAN BC / CANADA" stamped in ink on inside of body. "FO 2" written in pencil on inside of body.
Object History
Made for Helen's Children's Wear in early 1950's by Nettie Trainer, the mother of the store owner, Helen Arnold (nee Trainer). They were handmade. Nettie Trainer was a well known maker of custom figures for commercial displays. Helen's Children's Wear was located at 4142 Hastings Street. Owner Helen Arnold opened the store on East Hastings Street in 1948. She moved to the 4142 Hastings Street location in 1955, and added a landmark neon sign to the building in 1956. The sign featured a girl on a swing, and served as an important landmark in the neighbourhood. The store closed in 2007.
Measurements
Overall measurements Lth 35 cm. Wth 23 cm. Ht 29.5 cm.
Subjects
Furniture
Furniture - Tables
Name Access
Helen's Childrens Wear
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
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