The Dolly Sisters

Name: The Dolly Sisters

Made by and When: Unknown maker, made in Japan circa 1930s

Material: Celluloid

Marks: None

Height: 4 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted hair with pastel ribbons on heads/painted eyes and mouths

Clothes: Glued-on pastel suspender skirts made from ribbon, painted-on white socks and red shoes

Other: The set includes five celluloid dolls. Celluloid dolls were outlawed in the United States during the 1930s due to the flammability of celluloid.


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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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