CDM 2013.107.2

For this edition of Collection Selections, we’re celebrating The Queen’s platinum jubilee by taking a look at this Queen Coronation doll made by Betsy Howard in the 1950s.

Betsy lived in Merville with her husband John (the namesakes of Howard Road), then Comox and finally Nanoose. Betsy became known internationally for her hand-crafted dolls before her untimely death in 1956. This doll was donated with a collection of 7 others, all made by Betsy Howard, in 2013.