Peggy Pen-Pal

Name: Peggy Pen-Pal Made by and When: Horsman Dolls, Inc., 1970 Material: (Face) Soft vinyl; (body, arms, and legs) rigid plastic, jointed at the elbows and waist Marks: (Head) 25/HORSMAN DOLLS, INC./19©70; (upper back) HORSMAN/DOLLS/INC./© (Box) Style No. 7001 Height: 18 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Dark brown saran rooted hair is styled in two sideContinue reading “Peggy Pen-Pal”

Oil-Painted Cloth Doll

Name: Maya Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2016 Material: Oil-painted cloth, alpaca wool Marks: (Handwritten on the back) Maya/Sue Sizemore/2016 Height: 17 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Dark brown alpaca wool hair styled in soft curly bangs with two side pigtails tied with fabric that matches the dress; realistically painted brown eyes and facial featuresContinue reading “Oil-Painted Cloth Doll”

Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty

Name: Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty Dress-Me Doll Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2017 Material: Oil-painted cloth Marks: Unmarked Height: 6 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Hand-painted hair, eyes, and mouth; eyes are black Clothes: Painted-on white one-piece underwear, white socks, and black high-top boots  Other: Named “Mimi” by the curator, this one-of-a-kind oil-painted clothContinue reading “Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty”

Happy Anniversary!

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, on January 17, 2021, one year ago today, DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum was founded. During that time, brick-and-mortar museums and other facilities for the arts, education, and entertainment were closed to the public. The founder of the virtual Black doll museum recognized the need for a site for theContinue reading “Happy Anniversary!”

Needle-Felted Doll

Name: Needle-felted Doll “Nayeli” Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2018 Material: Wool Marks: None Height: 8 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Long black hair made of curly yarn, black beaded eyes with white felted sclerae, painted mouth Clothes: Dressed in a peach and white dress with white ribbon at the waist, which matches the whiteContinue reading “Needle-Felted Doll”

Large Armand Marseille #351 Toddler

Name: Large Armand Marseille #351 Toddler Made by and When: Armand Marseille, circa 1925 Material: Bisque socket head on a five-piece composition body Marks: The head is incised A.M. / Germany / 351/7K. Height: 23 Inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black painted hair with sculpted curls around the edges, brown glass sleep eyes, open mouth withContinue reading “Large Armand Marseille #351 Toddler”

Armand Marseille #2542 Composition Baby

Name: Armand Marseille #2542 Composition Baby Made by and When: Armand Marseille, circa 1920s Material: Composition Marks: (Possibly marked) A.M. / 2542 7-1/2-0 Height: 25 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Molded and painted black hair with sculpted curls and Widow’s peak, stationary brown glass eyes, open mouth with two upper teeth Clothes: Redressed in a christeningContinue reading “Armand Marseille #2542 Composition Baby”

Large Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby

Name: Large Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby Made by and When: Heubach-Koppelsdorf, 1920s Material: Bisque socket head, composition body Marks: The head is incised Heubach-Köppelsdorf / 399·6·D·R·G·M / Germany Height: 20 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Painted non-texturized black hair, brown glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower eyelashes, closed mouth with full red-painted lips Clothes:Continue reading “Large Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby”

Playhouse Dolly Cut-Outs Jo and Shirley Doll Cutout Book

Name: Playhouse Dolly Cut-Outs Jo and Shirley Doll Cutout Book Published By and When: Samuel Lowe Company, 1969 and circa 1970 Sizes:  Jo is 7 inches. Shirley is 7 inches including the attached stand top. Jo’s book measures 7-1/4 x 10 inches. Shirley’s book measures 6 x 9 inches. Description: Jo’s book is numbered 1839.Continue reading “Playhouse Dolly Cut-Outs Jo and Shirley Doll Cutout Book”