Geisha doll

This geisha doll is on display at the museum, as it is one of several items we recently obtained that were at one time in the New Port Richey home of movie star Thomas Meighan. Thanks to Laurie Baker for providing it. The items from Meighan’s home now on display at the museum ultimately came from James Lynn Shelton, who was Meighan’s chauffeur in 1930 when he married Margaret Faye Baker. It is not known how Shelton obtained the items from Meighan; perhaps they were given to him in lieu of salary at times.