Ginny Baby and Other Dolls by Vogue

Announcement: Ginger, Ginnette, Ginny, Ginny Baby, Jill, and other dolls by the Vogue Doll Company will be the daily installation focus for the next several days. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posts will resume afterward.

Ginny Baby dolls are the first Vogue installation for this period.

Name: Ginny Baby

Made by and When: Vogue, circa 1960s-1970s 

Material:  Vinyl with bent baby legs

Heights:  11 and 16 inches

Marks:  (On the heads) ©GINNY BABY / VOGUE DOLLS INC.; (on the back of the smaller dolls) 12-5; (on the back of the larger doll) VOGUE / DOLL

Hair, Eyes, Mouths:  L-R straight brown rooted, curly brown rooted, molded/painted hair; all have brown sleep eyes and drinker mouths to accommodate a baby bottle.

Clothing:  The doll on the far right wears a tagged Vogue dress, panties, and white vinyl shoes. The other two are redressed in period-appropriate yellow outfits and white vinyl shoes.

Other: Ginny Baby dolls are drink and wet dolls. When “fed” a bottle of water, the water travels through a tube from the inside of the mouth and exits the body through a drainage hole in the crotch and/or wets the doll’s diaper.


Ginny Baby dolls in sizes 11, 16, and 11 inches have rooted or molded/painted hair.


The company began as a cottage industry in 1922 with Jennie Graves sewing doll clothes in her home and dressing and selling German dolls. By 1951, Graves founded Vogue Dolls and introduced the popular 8-inch Ginny doll. Vogue Dolls has not produced dolls in several years. According to Donna’s Korner Kollectibles, “In Spring, 2014, the Chinese government abruptly closed the factory that was manufacturing Vogue Dolls and confiscated the molds and clothing designs.  The fate of the molds and designs is still uncertain as of late January 2015. Though it has not been verified, it is likely that the production of the Vogue Dolls is at the end.

At the time of publication of this installation, the Vogue Dolls website is advertised for sale.


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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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