Posted by: marthabernie | April 23, 2014

COUSINS – 1919

001That’s Billy Rodgers, age 5, on the left and his cousin, Ruthanna Lewis, also age 5.  Don’t you love the collection of dolls…I think the one in front with the dark dress might have been a Kewpie.  These kids’ mothers, Ethyl Rodgers and Ednah Lewis, were sisters, both daughters of my great aunt, Anna L. Faulkner Tweddell.  So that makes them first cousins to each other but my second cousins.  Not sure who was visiting whom, but I would say this was probably taken in Seattle when Billy and family were visiting from Spokane, as I doubt Ruthanna would have been allowed to take all those dolls on a trip…unless they belonged to Billy’s older sister, Ritzanna Rodgers.


  1. Isn’t that a Kewpie doll in the front?


    • Yes, I think so…in the dark dress and bonnet.


  2. I HAD to pin this on my Pinterest board: “Children and Dolls.” Thanks :).


    • You are very welcome! I will have to look for more…I think there are many more with dolls! We even still have some of the dolls….


      • Oh MY! Girlfriend! Please do a post on them! 🙂


  3. He looks like he is up to something, and she looks like she doesn’t want him playing with her dolls!


    • Yes, and I am wondering where Billy’s sister, Ritzanna, was when this photo was being taken.


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