1940s-1950s Hard Plastic Boy

Name: 1940s-1950s Hard Plastic Boy

Made by and When: Unknown, circa 1940s-1950s

Material: Hard plastic

Marks: None

Height: 17 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black wig; dark brown formerly flirty eyes with thin bristle upper eyelashes, closed mouth with painted red full lips; a red dot of paint accents the inner corners of the eyes and nostrils. The nose is broad.

Clothes: Redressed as illustrated in a white T-shirt, red suspender pants, a red cap, white socks, and navy-blue lace-up shoes. The original clothes might have been island attire for a male similar to that worn by the Island Girl in another installation seen here.

Other: Possibly made in the French West Indies during the 1940s-1950s and sold as a souvenir doll, this ebony-complexioned doll has a hard-to-find head sculpt with facial features dedicated to dolls of African descent.



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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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