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Trudy Martin, 30, of Peterborough wrote to a television station saying she was a small-town girl who came to the big city once a year, and thought a big billboard of her as a model would make her feel less like a stranger. She beams in front of the 10-by-46-foot painting of her on Bloor St. near Parliament St. Her reaction - It's big, and they have nail holes in my navel. Open in full size

Trudy Martin, 30, of Peterborough wrote to a television station saying she was a small-town girl who came to the big city once a year, and thought a big billboard of her as a model would make her feel less like a stranger. She beams in front of the 10-by-46-foot painting of her on Bloor St. near Parliament St. Her reaction - It's big, and they have nail holes in my navel.

Picture, 1984, English

Trudy Martin, 30, of Peterborough wrote to a television station saying she was a small-town girl who came to the big city once a year, and thought a big billboard of her as a model would make her feel less like a stranger. She beams in front of the 10-by-46-foot painting of her on Bloor St. near Parliament St. Her reaction - It's big, and they have nail holes in my navel.

Picture, 1984, English

Notes

Billboard on Bloor Street East, southwest corner of Parliament Street. (43.67178889, -79.37148889)

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Billboards and Posters (1982 - 1986)

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0003816f