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c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

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Glenda's Logo

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Mickey

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2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll

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British Museum, Child's Tomb

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll

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ushabti

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Doll Talk


Bishop Hill Doll Talk; Historical Dolls-Outline, Ellen Tsagaris


 Based on Dolls:  People for a Make Believe Word by Leila Larmon.  Time Life Books The Encyclopedia

                Of Collectibles.  Dogs to Fishing Tackle, 1978.

 

  1. Intro and Prehistory when a stick, rock, or bone would do
    1. Nampa Figurine
    2. Goddess figures 40,000 +
    3. Sappho’s prayer to her doll born c. 615 B.C.
    4. 7th c. b.c. 6 inch terracotta doll
    5. Plato and Greek shadow puppets/theatre figures
    6. The Lion Man, nearly $6million
    7. Egypt, paddle dolls, Tut’s dressmaker dummy, bone dolls, Ushabti
    8. Roman Rag doll from Egypt
  2. Dark Ages, Middle Ages: 5th C to 15th C
    1. Religious figures and puppets
    2. Soldiers and Leonard’s louts
    3. Clay Baptismal dolls
    4. 13th c fashion dolls
    5. Lucas Cranach
    6. Hortus Sanitatus
    7. Rhenish doll, c. 1530
  3. Renaissance Dolls
    1. Automatons
    2. Da Vinci
    3. Polybius and Vaucanson
    4. Cellini
    5. Anne Boleyn’s Dolls
    6. The Roanoke Doll
  4. Bartholomew Babies and 18th c
    1. Queen Anne Dolls
    2. Meissen and porcelains
    3. Wax and doll houses
    4. Ann Sharp’s Baby House
  5. 19th C: Early wooden, wax, PM and China, Dolls by John Noble
    1. Milliner’s Models
    2. Rise of Porcelain
    3. Bronte sisters and wax dolls
    4. 1832 Queen Victoria
    5. The Nutcracker
  6. The Golden Age
    1. Germany and France,  natural combativeness culminated in Franco-Prussian War 1870-71
    2. Jumeau and Letter of Jumeau Bebe to Little Mother
      1. German phonograph dolls, cry of an animal
      2. Edison
    3. Bru, Jumeau, Huret
    4. Marks and SFBJ later on
    5. Other materials, wood, cloth, PM, composition, wax and wax over and folk dolls
      1. Kachina
      2. Muslin Rag

iii. Japan and it’s doll Festivals and temples, the Friendship dolls

                V. American Dolls and Celebrities

                a. I. Walker

                b. Greiner

                c. Schoenhut

                d. Kewpies

                e. Patsy

                f. M. Vierny and Picasso, Demoiselle’s and Doll Museums, Paloma and her Doll

                f. Shirley Temple, Mego action figures, historical connotations

                g. Barbie, American Girls and her friends

                H. Alexander 1923. And celebrity and literature

                VI. The 21st century

  1. Cayla the spy
  2. Monster high
  3. Trends; antiques can soar to nearly $400,00,

  1.  What is a doll?
    1. Statues
    2. Dressed fleas
    3. Mannequins
    4. Jeff Koontz
    5. Buddha statue, largest in the world, The Spring Temple Buddha, 153 Meters, China
    6. Manfred Bachman and Dolls as Buildings
    7. Doll books and research
    8. Creepy dolls

Further reading, including my blogs and author’s pages:

Antique Doll Collector Magazine, for Puffin Publ. http://antiquedollcollectormagazine.blogspot.com/

Doll Museum: http://dollmusem.blogspot.com/

Dr. E’s Doll Museum Blog:  http://wwwdollmuseum.blogspot.com/

Dr. E’s Doll Museum in Greek:  http://dresdollmuseumingreek.blogspot.com/

Dr. E’s Doll Museum in Japanese: http://japanesedolmuseum.blogspot.com/

Dr. E’s Doll Museum in Spanish: http://museodemunecasenespanol.blogspot.com/


Ruby Lane Blog: https://www.rubylane.com/blog/categories/dolls/all-about-vintage-hard-plastic-vinyl-and-rubber-dolls/

Blogs on Other Topics:

2012 Collins Poetry Residence, MW Writing Center:    https://communitypoetry2012.blogspot.com/?zx=285df0ee62d0b667

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: http://anapologiaforcountesserzebetbathory.blogspot.com/

Dr. E’s Greening Tips for the Common Person: http://dresgreening.blogspot.com/

Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/comment/list/4175970-ellen

Memoir: Writing your Life Story: http://memoirlifestory.blogspot.com/

Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: http://pymbronte.blogspot.com/

Monmouth College; Writing as Civic Engagement: http://mc-wace.blogspot.com/?zx=c59fe3f69477392f

Online Literary Magazine . . .  : http://kulitmag.blogspot.com/

Author’s Pages


Goodreads Author’s Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6557755.Ellen_Tsagaris?from_search=true

918studio Author’s Page: http://918studiopress.com/ellen-tsagaris/

Books:

Bachman, Manfred.  Dolls the Wide World Over.

Fox, Carl.  The Doll.  Abrams, 1970.

Hillier, Mary.  Dolls and Dollmakers.  Crown, 1969.

Noble, John. Dolls

---A Treasury of Beautiful Dolls.

Tsagaris, Ellen.  A Bibliography of Doll and Toy Sources. Kindle.

---With Love from Tin Lizzie.  Amazon.com.

Von Boehn, Max.  Dolls.  1927.  Dover, 1971.

Young, Helen.  The Complete Book of Doll Making and Collecting.

Social Media, as myself, or as Antique Doll Collector Magazine or Dr. E’s Doll Museum, Facebook [five sties], Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Reddit, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, Instagram, Delicious, Doll Collecting at About.com, Delicious, ISSUU,  Snapchat [in progress], Flickr.

 

 

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Web Pages:

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: http://www.antiquedollcollector.com/

 

Marilee’s Paper Doll Page; https://www.pinterest.com/source/marilee.us

 

Alan Scott Pate on Japanese Dolls: http://www.antiquejapanesedolls.com/

 

United Doll Sellers: http://www.trocadero.com/directory/Dolls

 

Deb Baker, Author of Doll Mysteries: http://littledeadgirl0.tripod.com/creepydolls/ http://deb-baker.blogspot.com/

 

The Shelter for Misfit Dolls: http://littledeadgirl0.tripod.com/creepydolls/

Theriault’s.com: https://www.theriaults.com/

 

The Strong National Museum of Play and Toy Hall of Fame: http://www.museumofplay.org/

 

 

There are many doll collecting groups on Facebook, Flickr, and Pinterest.  The British Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Gigi’s Dolls and Sherry’s Teddy Bears [Chicago], The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Louvre, and many other museums and historical spots have dolls.

 

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