Name: The Michelle Obama Dress-up Doll Made by and When: Danbury Mint, 2009 Material: Vinyl, string jointed, with 12 points of articulation Marks: D/M ©MBI (the D is over the M with a line drawn between the D and the M) Height: 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Removable center-parted black bob wig that attaches to the headContinue reading “The Michelle Obama Dress-up Doll”
Name: Nelson R. Mandela Talking Action Figure Made by and When: Time Capsule Toys® 2005 Material: Vinyl and rigid plastic Height: 12 inches with extra articulation Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted gray hair/painted blue eyes/smiling, open mouth with painted teeth Clothing: Blue three-piece suit, white shirt, blue tie, black socks and shoes; (white boxer shorts have the SouthContinue reading “Nelson R. Mandela”
This is a still shot from the video: Black Dolls a Journey Through Time exhibit that was held in September 2018.
Name: Muhammad Ali “I Am the Greatest” Made by and When: Effanbee, 1986 Material: All vinyl Marks: Effanbee/1986/ M. ALI (on the head) Height: 18 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Molded black hair/painted brown eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Wears a replica of Ali’s Everlast white satin, red-trimmed boxing trunks with matching robe; wears molded-on boxing gloves and white fauxContinue reading “Muhammad Ali “I Am the Greatest””
Photograph courtesy of Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls Name: Ruby Bridges (a one-of-a-kind doll) Made by and When: Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, January 2020 Material: The face, arms and legs are made of a wool blend felt. The head and torso are a cotton blend. Marks: Signed and dated by the artist,Continue reading “Ruby Bridges”
Photograph courtesy of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls Name: Linda Brown (a one-of-a-kind) doll Made by and When: Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, January 2019 Material: The face, arms and legs are made of a wool blend felt. The head and torso are a cotton blend. Marks: Signed by the artist, Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s DaughterContinue reading “Linda Brown”
The Four Little Girls dolls by Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls pay homage to the four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in 1963.
Name: One-of-a-kind Maya Angelou Made by and When: Debbie Behan Garrett, 2014 (revised in 2015) Material: Vinyl with mask face made of T-shirt transfer molded over polymer clay Marks: ©BIG BEAUTIFUL/DOLLS INC. 2000 (on the head); BIG/BEAUTIFUL/DOLLS/INC./©2001 (on the back) Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair pulled up in a curly ponytail/printed photo faceContinue reading “One-of-a-Kind Maya Angelou”
Photographs courtesy of Telisa Spain Name: Destiny’s Child Dolls (Kelly, Beyoncé, and Michelle) Made by and When: Mattel, ©2005 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Below-the-shoulder-length brunette rooted hair (Kelly and Michelle), long blonde rooted hair (Beyoncé)/painted brown eyes with rooted eyelashes/smiling mouths with molded and painted teeth Clothes: Kelly, Beyoncé, and Michelle wear gold, pink,Continue reading “Destiny’s Child Dolls (Mattel)”