This is a family friendly blog for those who love dolls and toys. The blog is a forum for all apsects of doll history, doll collecting, and doll making. It is the first step in creating a nonprofit doll center to educate the public about the historical role that dolls, the oldest human cultural artifact, play in the the lives of people all over the world. All excerpts are the author's intellectual property and may not be reproduced in any means withoutreceiving permission from the author.
Children of Japan
Courtesy, R. John Wright
Hinges and Hearts
An Exhibit of our Metal Dolls
Tuxedo and Bangles
A History of Metal Dolls
Now on Alibris.com and In Print! The First Book of its Kind
L to R: K*R /celluloid head, all bisque Artist Googly, 14 in. vinyl inuit sixties, early celluloid Skookum type.
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
One of Dr. E's Rescued Residents
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
These dolls are Old German and Nutcrackers from Dr. E's Museum. They are on loan to another local museum for the holidays.
My husband led me to a fantastic Victorian doll house yesterday. After we chatted with a great couple who built it, we came home with VanV...
Sand Baby Castaways
Courtesy, Glenda Rolle the Artist
Formerly, Aunt Len's.
Graces cover of Lenon Hoyte Auction, Aunt Len's
Pryor Doll Collection
In Dec. 1959 Natl. Geographic
Edward VI's Doll, 1540
Formerly, Helen Moe Doll Museum
Rare "frozen metal doll" Mannikin Pis
Courtesy, eBay Eilleen, Finder 27
Vintage Japanese Doll Joins our Museum Family
Courtesy, Southern Soldier Antiques
Rare Frozen Charlotte Type
A Pageant of Dolls
By Lesley Gordon, 1948
Hong Kong Lili
An early Vintage Barbie
Zinc Bodied Rohmer
Caused a suit between Mme. Rohmer and Mlle. Huret
Metal Dydee Baby
17th century Lead Dolls
Doll Shaped Mold
cf Dolls and Puppets by von Boehn
Black Metal Head
Russian Nesting Doll Charm
18 inch Metal Head
14th C Munich Clay Doll
Used as Bapitsmal Gifts
Halopeau artists rendering
L to R: All vinyl mid-60s, Ragggedy Ann, handmade, new arms and clothes, Barbie Type as Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia. Black Felt Dress, white silk flowers and ribbons. She is in one piece, but with a swivel waist that does snap in two!
Small Antique German Dolls and Toys from Dr. E's Doll Museum