Dolls, A Bridge to the Past

Whether or not we lived during the time a doll was made, dolls can serve as a bridge to the past. They are often reminders of the way things were for people who lived during the time of their creations. Antique and vintage dolls reflect past fashion trends; and as all dolls can, they reflect man’s perception or misperception of man.

Using the two links embedded in the last two paragraphs below, take a look at the antique and vintage dolls installed in the museum to date. Reminisce if you can.

(At each link, click or tap “continue reading” to view an installation in full OR continue to scroll to view each page of excerpts. Click or tap the number at the bottom of a page to advance to the next page of excerpted installations. Scroll down to view all.)

Antique Doll Installations: Access several pages of excerpted antique doll installations or installations that refer to antique dolls here. (After scrolling all antique doll installations, go to the bottom of any page, find the “Recent” heading, and click or tap “Dolls, a Bridge to the Past” to return here. Then follow the link in the next paragraph.

Vintage Doll Installations: Access several pages of excerpted vintage doll installations or installations that refer to vintage dolls here.




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Published by DeeBeeGee

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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