Annette, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile and Marie aroused worldwide attention after their birth at Corbeil, Ontario, to Oliva and Elzire Dionne on 28 May 1934. With only two previous cases on record, they were the only quintuplets to survive for more than a few days. This miracle, plus their baby cuteness, the poverty of their French Canadian parents, and the controversy over their guardianship, made them the sensation of the 1930s.
This cereal bowl, circa 1935, is one of the many items produced to commemorate this historic happening. In the bottom of the bowl is an image of Marie sitting in her highchair around one year of age. The white semi-porcelain bowl is decorated with a narrow red band surrounding the top. The piece measures 5 1/2" across and 2 1/8" in depth and is stamped on the underside "Photo Copyright - N.E.A." There are no cracks, chips or repairs; overall fine crazing.
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