Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

At the Show - Exhibits

This vintage dollhouse was exhibited at the 2011 Good Sam Show in its unrestored state. It is a replica of the home Girl Scout Founder Juliette Low lived in as a child in Savannah. Her father was a soldier in the Confederate Army.

After the show, miniaturist Judy Pick took on the task of refurbishing the dollhouse to celebrate the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts in 2012. She spent all her spare time from then until now wiring, painting, furnishing, and getting its 17 rooms ready for display. This past Saturday (May 5), it was put on display at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for a birthday bash of around 17,000 Girl Scouts. It will reside permanently in the Heritage Museum at the Oakland Office of the Girl Scouts of Northern California.

Here are some fascinating Girl Scout statistics from Judy Pick, an active Girl Scout for 52 years now. Per the San Francisco Business Times, March 16-22, 2012: 80% of female business owners were Girl Scouts. More than 2/3's of the female U.S. Senators and female members of the House of Representatives were Girl Scouts. Every female astronaut who has flown into space was a Girl Scout.
Front of dollhouse.
Back and left side of dollhouse.
Child's bedroon.
Dining room.
Original cardboard table and chest.
Miniature oil painting of Juliette Gordon Low, the remarkable founder of the Girl Scouts (after Edward Hughes, 1887). By IGMA Artisan Johannes Landman, Canada.

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