Children of Japan

Children of Japan
Courtesy, R. John Wright

The Jumeau 201

The Jumeau 201
Courtesy Theriault's and Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Hinges and Hearts

Hinges and Hearts
An Exhibit of our Metal Dolls

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Tuxedo and Bangles

Tuxedo and Bangles

A History of Metal Dolls

A History of Metal Dolls
Now on Alibris.com and In Print! The First Book of its Kind

Alice, Commemorative Edition

Alice, Commemorative Edition
Courtesy, R. John Wright

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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory
Her Grace wishes us all a Merry Christmas!

Annabelle

Annabelle

Emma Emmeline

Emma Emmeline
Our New Addition/fond of stuffed toys

Cloth Clown

Cloth Clown

Native American Art

Native American Art

the triplets

the triplets

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
Bought Athens on the street

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Sand Baby Swirls!

Sand Baby Swirls!
By Glenda Rolle, courtesy, the Artist

Glenda's Logo

Glenda's Logo
Also, a link to her site

Sand Baby Castaway

Sand Baby Castaway
By Glenda Rolle, Courtesy the Artist

A French Friend

A French Friend

Mickey

Mickey
From our friends at The Fennimore Museum

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll
British Museum, Child's Tomb

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll
Among first "Toys?"

ushabti

ushabti
Egyptian Tomb Doll 18th Dynasty

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

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Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase

Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase
Courtesy, Antique Daughter

Judge Peep

Judge Peep

Hakata Doll Artist at Work

Hakata Doll Artist at Work
From the Museum Collection

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Japanese Costume Barbies

Japanese Costume Barbies
Samurai Ken

Etienne

Etienne
A Little Girl

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Jenny Wren
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Baby Boo 1960s

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Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum
L to R: K*R /celluloid head, all bisque Artist Googly, 14 in. vinyl inuit sixties, early celluloid Skookum type.

Two More Rescued Dolls

Two More Rescued Dolls
Late Sixties Vinyl: L to R: Probably Horseman, all vinyl, jointed. New wig. R: Effanbee, probably Muffy, mid sixties. New wig and new clothing on both. About 12 inches high.

Restored Italian Baby Doll

Restored Italian Baby Doll
One of Dr. E's Rescued Residents

Dolls on Display

Dolls on Display
L to R: Nutcrackers, Danish Troll, HItty and her book, Patent Washable, Mechanical Minstrel, Creche figure, M. Alexander Swiss. Center is a German mechanical bear on the piano. Background is a bisque German costume doll.

A Few Friends

A Few Friends
These dolls are Old German and Nutcrackers from Dr. E's Museum. They are on loan to another local museum for the holidays.

Vintage Collage

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The Merry Wanderer

The Merry Wanderer
Courtesy R. John Wright, The Hummel Collection

The Fennimore Doll Museum

The Fennimore Doll Museum

Robert

Robert
A Haunted Doll with a Story

Halloween Dolls Displayed in a Local Library

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Long-faced or Jumeau Triste

German Princesses

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GAHC 2005

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Our Wishlist and some thoughts on Jimi Hendrix

As long as the big man in the red suit is coming soon, we will continue our museum wishlist. Wishes are, after all free, and sometimes, they make it so. My top wish is for new glasses and for the handles of my current classes to be soldered so I can actually see. Again, Mea Maxima Culpa for the typos. I am wearing "driving" glasses but have to remove them for all else. I watched the end of American Masters on Jimi Hendrix, and was struck by his well-spoken talk on music, i.e, harmonics, and his passion. He wasn't waht we thought. I was very little when he died, and he died, and lived again, as a myth. The real man was a pleasure to know, and his passion for music shows what passion and love for something good will do for anyone. It doesn't matter if it is dolls, literature, music, teaching, whatever, as Barbara Pym says, the key is to have "something to love." Rest in peace, Jimi, you've inspired a whole new generation of fans. So, our doll wishlist continues: 1. The Whistling Bru that belonged to a girl the Nazis shot as a spy. She is mentioned and pictured, the doll, that is, in Helen Young's, The Complete Book of Doll Collecting, 1967. 2. Bru Bebe Gourmand and Bebe Teteur 3. An A.T., though we cherish Karin Rosenthaler's local artist reproductions, which starred in the local Festival of Trees 4. A Rouchard head 5. A Waxwork by Madame Tussaud; any retired figure will do, though the "dolls made" through own life to document her growth would be fantastic. 6. A Jointed, ancient, Ivory roman doll, or another Roman rag doll, if extant, and ever available. 7. We have a mini iron maiden; we would like more, and a life sized one as well for our Horror Gallery of spooky dolls 8. The pregnatn doctors lady 9. The witch made of angel hair, like the one in the Wisconsin Dells Ripleys 10. Living Dead Dolls Lizzie Borden 11. Barbie OOAK dolls, or other OOAK dolls 12. The elusive Hanging Mary mechancial toy 13. A china head with sleep eyes, a china head with glass eys and double rows of teeth, formerly in Laura Trewkow collection 14. A catalog of Dorothy Dixon's collection, sold at auction, and one of Maureen Popp's collection sold at auction 15. A doll that belonged to Lenon Hoyte, or photos of Aunt Len's doll museum 16. A Leo Moss original [we have a tiny replica] 17. Any type of Marque or Marque contemporary photos or accessories 18. Antique Greek dolls 19. Antique French bisques or other dolls dressed as Joan of Arc 20. Montanari or Pierotti dolls or figures 11. An anatomical waxwork as featured in Morbid Anatomy blog 12. All bisque dolls, tiny, round a maypole, some with molded blindfolds 13. A replica of Ann Sharp's baby house 14. Rumer Godden's Japanese Doll House and the house from Home is the Sailor, infact, the entire family of her A Dolls House, Home is the Sailor, and A Dolls House 15. Mrs. McAllister's life sized Dick, Jane, and two Sallies, wherever they may be 16. The mail order Titanci Doll, c. 1996 17. We have the dress, but the Truly Scrumptious Doll 18. Twiggy 19. Vinyl dolls made by Sophia Loren's doll company, c. 1975. 20. Princess Christina dolls sold at Bullocks', 1970 21. The SFBJ dolls representing Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose with wardrobe 22. The French wax devotiona child featured in Mary Hillier's Dolls and Dollmakers 23. The Scottish shoe doll 24. The zinc bodied Rohmer 25. Thec compelte petite princess doll house with family, Ideal, and the frog house in Flor Gill Jacobs' small Doll Hosues, and the Doll Shop from Mott's Miniatures. Also, the old Mouse Edding vignette and huanted room from The Cranny, now closed, a Joseph Cornell box with dolls, Enough; we could go on and on and on.......

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