Green-Eyed Beauty

Name: Green-eyed Beauty Made by and When: Unknown manufacturer, circa 1960s Material: All heavyweight-vinyl with the usual five points of articulation (head, shoulders, upper legs) Marks: Unmarked Height: 19 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Dark brown waist-length and thickly rooted hair, bright green sleep eyes have attached molded black upper eyelashes with three painted eyelashes inContinue reading “Green-Eyed Beauty”

Swiss-made Papier-mâché and Cloth Doll

Name: Swiss-made Papier-mâché and Cloth Doll Made by and When: Hanna Furher, 1950s Material: Papier-mâché sculpted face; cloth body, arms, and legs; animal hair, leather Marks: Hanna Furher / Zürich (written on the sole of each shoe) Height: 19 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Long brown straight hair attached to a hide, painted brown eyes, closedContinue reading “Swiss-made Papier-mâché and Cloth Doll”

Sasha Morgenthaler Black Dolls

Name: Sasha Dolls: Cara (the baby), Caleb, and Cora Made by and When: Trendon Toys of Stockport England for Sasha Morgenthaler, 1970 Material: Rigid string-jointed vinyl Marks: Sasha Serie Made in England wrist tags are their only identifiers; their bodies are unmarked. Height: Cara is 12 inches; her Moses basket measures 13 x 7 inches;Continue reading “Sasha Morgenthaler Black Dolls”

Schutz-Marke Celluloid Character Baby Boy

Name: Schutz-Marke Celluloid Character Baby Boy Made by and When: Schildkröt, circa 1920 Material: Celluloid Marks: (Neck) Embossed turtle mark symbol (a turtle within a rhombus) / GERMANY; (upper back) turtle mark symbol / SCHUTZ-MARKE / 40 / GERMANY / 25; lower back has unusual scratch marks (see gallery photo). Height: 16 inches Hair, Eyes,Continue reading “Schutz-Marke Celluloid Character Baby Boy”

Kader Baby

Name: Kader Baby Made by and When: Kader, 1950s-1960s Material: Hard plastic head, vinyl body with jointed wrists Marks: 20 ½ B.H. (on the head); embossed OK symbol (the initials OK inside a globe) / B 3520 / KADER / MADE IN HONG KONG Height: 21 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black sculpted hair with aContinue reading “Kader Baby”

Pot Doll

Name: Pot Doll Made by and When: Unknown United Kingdom maker, 1930s Material: Composition bisque-type (pottery) material Marks: Unmarked Height: 15 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black sculpted texturized hair that mimics the texture of Africanoid hair, blue painted eyes, open/closed mouth with full lips painted red Clothes: Redressed in coral and white gingham overalls, whiteContinue reading “Pot Doll”

Poppen & Teddy-Beer Museum Article #1

An article about antique dolls installed in DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum is in the Winter 2021 issue of Poppen & Teddy-Beer, which is distributed in the Netherlands and printed in Dutch. Jolie van der Klis, a contributing writer for the magazine, shared photos of the magazine cover, the table of contents, and the pages ofContinue reading “Poppen & Teddy-Beer Museum Article #1”

Betty and Billy Paper Dolls

Name: Betty and Billy Paper Doll Book Published by and When: Whitman Publishing Company, 1955 Sizes: Betty is 9 inches; Billy is 9-1/2 inches. The paper doll book measures 10 x 12 inches (width x length). Description: Betty and Billy cut-out paper dolls illustrated on the cover of paper doll book #2129 by Whitman representContinue reading “Betty and Billy Paper Dolls”

Torchy’s Togs Paper Doll

Name: Torchy’s Togs Paper Doll Illustrated By: Jackie Ormes Published By and When: Pittsburgh Courier, March 3, 1951 Sizes: The paper doll, Torchy, is 4 inches. The panel measures 5-1/4 x 8 inches. Description: Torchy and four high-end fashions with a description for each are included on this panel. Torchy’s caption reads, “Here we go,Continue reading “Torchy’s Togs Paper Doll”