This just in from Are:
When I studied the photo of Florence Ward (whoever she is) and Walt from 1939, I discovered that on the poster she is holding, you can see the name “Walt Disney” printed on the banner in the posters right corner. Obviously she is holding some kind of Disney-poster. Dou you have any idea what kind of poster this could be? Seems to be some great art!
[David Lesjak mentions:
I think the poster has something to do with the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition held in San Francisco.
I think the poster is either part of a presentation piece given to Walt Disney, or perhaps the Disney Company sponsored a display at the expo and the poster was part of the exhibit.
Elements you can faintly make out in the poster lead me to this conclusion. "]
"Isn't this likely the Florence Ward of Florence Ceramics, which famously manufactured ceramic figurines from the late '30s through the 1960s?"]
Thanks for all the comments. That's when this becomes really fun.