Bid to make Barbara’s photo wish come true
APENSIONER who appeared in a world-famous photograph as a toddler is making an appeal to borrow a bloodhound dog so she can recreate it – 80 years later.
Barbara Lloyd, 86, was only three years old when photographer and artist William Vanderson asked her to pose for portraits with a friend’s pooch – which was as tall as her.
Little did Barbara know that the 1935 black and white photo would go on to be recognised across the world – used on greetings cards and postcards.
Now Barbara, who lives at Scarlet House care home in Stroud, Gloucestershire, has made a wish on the home’s Wishing Tree to recreate the famous photograph.
The Wishing Tree is an initiative run by staff at Scarlet House to help make its residents’ wishes come true.
Staff are now on the hunt to find a friendly bloodhound dog to meet Mrs Lloyd and star in the replica portraits.
Scarlet House home manager, Kate Stevens, said: “We were thrilled to find out Barbara is the star of the original bloodhound portrait, and enjoyed listening to her recall how this came about.
“Fulfilling residents’ lives is at the heart of everything we do here at Scarlet House and when we saw Barbara’s wish we were eager to make this come true.
“The team here are looking for-
We were thrilled to find out Barbara is the
star of the original bloodhound portrait
ward to working with the local community to find a bloodhound to recreate the portraits with.”
Scarlet House provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care.
If you think you can help, email Roxy Pratley, the care home’s customer relations manager, at roxy. prat[email protected]
Barbara Lloyd and, right, the famous photo in close-up