Francie Owens lives near the original factories of the
Twistums and Scarey Anns in Atascadero and Oakland.
She has been collecting Scarey Anns for quite some time and her collection
is among the best. Many of her pieces may be the only surviving example.
All photos by Francie Owens
Two Anns around the cowboy-like character.
The early Anns were hand painted. Each is unique.
An Ann with the swinging arms professor and a
More Anns and a cowboy?
Francie's first Scarey Ann
Cowboys or Mexicans?
Grandma and grandpa with swinging arms. The Grandma came from a lady in
Atascadero who inherited it from the man she did housework for. He had
worked at the factory.