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.

_________

Your comments are valued. Donations aid the initiative to preserve Black-doll history. 

If you subscribe to DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum™ by email, be sure to click the post title in the email, which links to the website to view all text and associated media. Please “like” and share this installation with your social media doll contacts. To subscribe, add your email address to the subscribe or sign-up field in the footer or right sidebar. 

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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: