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”

Ida B. Wells Barbie

Name: Ida B. Wells Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2021 Material: Vinyl with extra articulation at the elbows, wrists, and knees. Marks: (On the head) ©2011 Mattel; (on left buttocks in gold) HCE80; (right buttocks) ©2016 MATTEL / 1186 MJ, 1, NL / MADE IN INDONESIA Height: 11-1/2 inches on a Curvy Barbie bodyContinue reading “Ida B. Wells Barbie”

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”

Betty Paper Doll Book and Stand-up Doll with Sew-On Dresses

Name: Betty Paper Doll Book and Stand-up Doll with Sew-On Dresses Published By and When: Lowe ©1968 James and Jonathan and Samuel Lowe Company circa 1970 Sizes: The dolls are 11 inches tall. Betty’s book measures 8-1/4 x 12 inches. The stand-up doll’s package measures 6-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Description: Lowe used the same illustrationContinue reading “Betty Paper Doll Book and Stand-up Doll with Sew-On Dresses”

In the Press

On December 22, 2021, the founder/curator of DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum was interviewed by Stephanie Gaines-Bryant of WTOP radio in Washington, D.C. The interview is published in the January 3, 2022, article, “Woman creates virtual Black doll museum.“ Thank you, WTOP radio and specifically Stephanie Gaines-Bryant for the spotlight given to DeeBeeGee’s Virtual BlackContinue reading “In the Press”

Peg, Nan, Kay, Sue Paper Dolls

Name: Peg, Nan, Kay, Sue Paper Dolls Published by and When: Western Publishing Company, Inc.; Whitman Publishing Company, 1966 Sizes: Including the stands, the dolls stand 10 inches. The book measures 10 x 13 inches (width x length). Description: The cover of this paper doll book #1995-59 illustrates four teen girls playing with paper dolls.Continue reading “Peg, Nan, Kay, Sue Paper Dolls”