Sculpted in 1936, "Bird Girl" by Sylvia Shaw Judson stood in obscurity for decades in Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery.
The statue was named "Little Wendy" by the family who placed her at the family's plot.
"Little Wendy" gained fame when a photo of the statue appeared on the cover of the bestselling novel, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
Fans flocked to the cemetery. and some began chipping off pieces of the statue's base for souvenirs. The family grabbed their statue and moved it into Savannah's Telfair Museums, where no chipping is allowed.
Only four statues were made from the original plaster cast. The first went to the Massachusetts Garden. The second was sent to Washington, D.C. and is now located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The third was purchased by a family in Lake Forest and has never been moved. The fourth and most famous statue was bought by the family in Savannah, Georgia.
Always watching for birdies on the outreaching platters held by the "Bird Girl," is our black cat mascot, Casper at the base of the statue. He's the sign of an authentic Cat's Meow!
We've crafted this replica from 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and it's story printed on the back. Made in the USA.