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Toy Monkey
Lona Slaughter Family

The Slaughter family at home in Goshen, circa 1906. From left: Lona holding Frances, Vera, and Ada. They are accompanied by Dan the horse and Belle the doll. Ada Lee Shook Collection (S-97-2-232)

Toy Monkey
Donated by Ada Lee Shook

This well-loved ca. 1910 toy monkey belonged to Frances Slaughter, who was born in Goshen, Arkansas in 1905.
Both the monkey and the photo were donated to the museum by Frances' daughter, Ada Lee Shook.

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