Celluloid Boy

Photographs courtesy of Telisa Spain

Name: Celluloid Boy

Made by and When: Unknown French maker, early 1900s

Material: Celluloid

Marks: France (on head) with an indiscernible number beneath

Height: 13 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted straight black hair/painted brown eyes/closed mouth with painted red lips

Clothes: Dressed in a tan velour shirt with four buttons in the center and a ruffled collar, matching tan pants, and black leather shoes (the originality of the clothing is unknown.)

Other: This handsome doll has a brown celluloid head and hands and a white celluloid body.


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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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