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‘Fancy Pants’ Gets a Trim April 1946

This April 13, 1946, scene shows Bloomington veterinarian Dr. Fred H. Conover giving a warm weather trim to Fancy Pants. This pedigreed poodle was owned by Mary Jane Pease, a former Twin Cities resident who was a “photographer’s model” based in New York City.

Pease was in town to visit her parents, Vernon and Maude, who lived at 24 Whites Place. It was said that both Ms. Pease and Fancy Pants were registered as professional models.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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