Betty Buck, Immortalised with Pillow Bumpers….


…a lovely picture, just redolent of its era. Here’s the attached caption from

“Aug. 8, 1936. Washington, D.C. “Safety first for this Miss. Equipped with bumpers fore and aft, 4-year-old Betty Buck is taking no unnecessary chances as she tries her first pair of roller skates.” Harris & Ewing glass negative.” (

The hairstyle is so sweet, with the white ribbon and ankle socks: it must have been taken by a professional photographer – the image is so sharp…


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