Infant Jesus of Prague. He's so famous he even has his own Official Website! He has stood on my mother's dresser for as long as I can remember, and she has her plain wedding band hooked over the cross on his royal orb. My sister and I always enjoyed pulling the Maltese cross out of his crown; very disrespectful! My mother got it from her mother, who always kept it on her dresser. Where did it come from originally? My grandfather's gift and card shop in Middletown, CT. He was brought home when one of his fingers broke off and he couldn't be sold!
Many of these images came from Galen Frysinger's travel photo website. I always find great things there!
I always enjoy learning about the history behind the objects in my family, as well as those shared for Vintage Thingies Thursday, don't you?