This series started with an auction find – an impossibly beat-up and worn-out doll with tremendous personality. 
I began looking for these obviously well-loved treasures. In the spring of 2007, the collection added another layer of meaning while involved in salvage operations in Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a tornado.  Several of the dolls came from this devastation, seemingly alive, but showing scars from the disaster.

Shot with 4x5 film, printed 24x30 inches.

      © Larry Schwarm 2015