Jayne Fincher and her new toy elephant, 1 December 1959.
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'Meet the elephant who's for ever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles in the air. They fly so high nearly reach the sky, thinks Jayne, 19-month old daughter of 'Herald' photographer Terry Fincher. Our Santa Service picked this frothy Jumbo as a gift that would please any small child - and quite a few grown ups, come to that. Two standard electric batteries set him working, dipping his trunk in a bucket and trumpeting out a stream of soap bubbles.' Photograph by Terry Fincher.