Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Elizabeth Blodget, aka Mother Larke, exhibited her "Village of Lilliput" dollhouse in California for many years. During World War I, she was a Special Asst. to the Morale Officer, “Hostess of the Coast Defense” and “Special Welfare Agent for the Government.” Photograph published with the article, "Forty years Of Odds And Ends," Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 1935: G7. Text from negative sleeve: 3091. Mother Larke. For Magazine. 12/2/25. [Stamped:] Dec 11 1935. Text from newspaper caption: Mother Larke: She Makes A Hobby Of "Showing" Things. A half-century ago a girl names Elizabeth saw a monument in a cemetery and decided to build one for herself. After years of heroic war service she turned to building a miniature doll house so meticulously perfect that it will always be kept.