Blue glass Shirley Temple dish I had packed away in the attic. It's actually a perfect circle, but when I scanned it, being three-dimensional, I guess the depth-of-field distorted the edges into an oblong. It says "Hello, Everybody—Shirley Temple." The image is screened on the bottom of the dish, so candies or whatever might be inside the dish won't scratch it, but you really can't see it unless you turn it over.
In the same carton as the dish was this 1936 edition of Shirley Temple's Favortie Poems.
A few of the interior pages of the 94 page book. The poems and the artwork are surprisingly sophisticated, witty and artistic. I was expecting Silly Willy type poems and juvenile appearing art. This just further reinforces my opinion that the dumbing down of America is alive and well. What 7-10 year old child alive today would ever be amused by these poems and images? Certainly not your everyday, ordinary mall-rat, Sponge Bob-watching ADD diagnosed, Ritaline-addicted 3 footer, and I blame everyone but the child for that. The inside covers, or "endpapers" as they're called in the trade, are especially decorative and so evocative of the mid 1930s. Each interior spread will open to a full 1250 pixels in width when clicked for you reading ease! : )
For more on Shirley Temple, click here for the Wiki.