Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The Baby-Faced Fisherman of Mevagissey

I wonder what a real Cornish fisherman would make of this doll? Even back in the 1960s, when this doll was probably made, it must have been galling to see your ailing industry portrayed as a holiday souvenir.

This one hasn't got much of a catch, has he? Just a couple of mackerel, by the look of it. But hey, he's a cutie, isn't he? And I'm impressed by how he manages to keep his red lipstick so beautifully applied, whilst piloting a fishing smack in all weathers.

3 comments:

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

He looks like he's popping down to G.A.Y. after his shift...

Menopausalmusing said...

There is something scary about him and I can't quite put my finger on what it is .............

Robert Dulaney said...

i love his fishing net train. adorbs.