I have this thing about mannequins and dress forms especially the vintage ones, so everytime I find a good deal on one, I buy it. Such was the case of one of my latest 50's dress forms. This was the kind that a dressmaker used and adjusted to fit by enlarging or tightening the parts of the form via hinges and screws on the inside of the form. I use mine to display our vintage clothes so thus comes the tale of this particular "manni's" demise! My sis and I went to Geromino last Saturday to arrange our new booth at Blue Hills Antique Mall and I planned to take along this dress form so I lowered the form in half to make room for it in my car. I set it on the grass close to the back of my SUV (out of the way, so I thought) and backed up to head to the shed to get some bigger items before packing the manni. WELL, here's the SAD part, I didn't SEE the dress form as I backed up and wasn't aware that I had not cleared it until I heard a THUMP, THUD- like sound!! Uh OH! I realized I had backed over something but didn't know it was her until I looked back,! (I didn't get a picture of the poor, pathetic "lifeless" form on the ground, but here's what she looks like now, tire treads and all!
May she rest in peace in Mannequin Heaven!