Thursday, June 2, 2016

What Was Little Edna Lillie Holding in Her Sweet Little Hands?

In my previous post, I shared this adorable photo of little Edna Lillie Webster, second child born to my maternal great-grandparents, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster and Esther Matus Villatoro. You may know Watson as "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

Edna Lillie Webster Curitiba, Brazil - 1916
Edna Lillie Webster
Curitiba, Brazil - 1916

Edna Lillie was born in 1912 and this photo was taken in 1916, so she must have been around 4 years old at the time.

A couple of readers left comments wondering what Edna had in her right hand. I zoomed in on that part of the photo to get a better view of what she was holding.


This looks to me like a box with treats of some kind. Perhaps it's from a bakery or other store. I see what looks like paper that was probably folded over to cover the goodies in the box.

I also zoomed in on what Edna was holding in her left hand.



And it looks like Edna is holding one of the goodies in her left hand. Hmm, I wonder what kind of treat that was.

What do you think Edna Lillie is holding in her sweet little hands?

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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8 comments:

  1. Oh now I see what I thought was a book is a box. Did candy bars exist then? If not candy, could it be a toy of some kind?

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    1. I don't know if candy bars existed in 1916. Maybe they are cookies or dried fruit? I'm not sure. I wish I knew though.

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  2. I was thinking it must be some kind of candy or treat from the box too!

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    1. Yep, it must be Nicole. I even Googled about baked goods in Brazil in 1916 or history. No luck so far.

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  3. How interesting to check out these little details. There are always questions to ask when doing family history.

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    1. So true Grant. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I agree---a treat and it's must have been a good one to rank being in the photo. She looks pretty pleased with it!

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    1. Yes she does look pleased. I wonder what her treat was. Maybe it was an incentive for her to sit there for the photo.

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