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Old Weird America: The Lonely Doll

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Program Type: Lecture
Age: Adult

Join historian Cathy Polovina as she follows her curiosity and explores "Old Weird America," to look a bit closer at a variety of adventurous, innovative, and unusual characters throughout American history.

The Lonely Doll: The Strange Inanimate World of Dare Wright
Dare Wright lived in a still, visual world. Her mother Edith was a painter and photographer who obsessively primped and posed her pretty daughter in hundreds of portraits, even as she isolated her from her any other family connections. Dare went on to create her own peculiar world in a series of books using still photography to tell the story of The Lonely Doll. We will explore how Dare managed to enter and live in this virtual world until cruel reality intervened.