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Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979

Little Doc character jug produced in Japan by Dave Grossman Designs of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1979. Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe (1883-1943), nicknamed Little Doc, was a Canadian obstetrician, best known for delivering and caring for the Dionne quintuplets, the first quintuplets known to survive early infancy. Dafoe was the son of a physician and trained in the same profession. In early 1909, he went into practice in Callander, Ontario, where he resided for the rest of his life. On May 28, 1934, he assisted in the multiple births of the Dionne family, that saw the survival of the mother and all the children. This got international press notice. He continued to help care for the children for years, and became something of a celebrity in the onslaught of media attention. Little Doc appeared in the Norman Rockwell cover art on the April 23, 1938, issue of the "Saturday Evening Post" magazine. A feather forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Dave Grossman Designs

United States

1979

Model #:

NRM-1

Norman Rockwell Series

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

4 1/4"

Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Little Doc charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
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