The Littles Family

Name:  The Littles Family

Made by and When: Mattel, 1980

Material: Rigid vinyl; Mr. and Mrs. Littles are jointed; the baby is one piece.

Height: Mr. and Mrs. Littles are 3 inches; the baby is 1-inch tall.

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Mr. Littles and the baby have molded and painted light-brown hair. Mrs. Littles has rooted brown hair. Each doll has brown-painted eyes and closed mouths with painted lips.

Clothes: Mr. Littles’ green jacket has a black velvet collar with painted-on black pants and shoes. Mrs. Littles wears a long burgundy dress with painted-on brown shoes. The baby’s one-piece light green onesie is painted on.

Other: Representing a rarely seen Victorian-era Black family in doll form, Mr. and Mrs. Littles and their sweet little baby were part of a collection of separately-sold 1/2-inch scale (or 1/24th scale) Victorian-style dollhouse, furniture, accessories, and other dolls. Some of the separately-sold items are pictured on the back of the box as illustrated in one of the gallery photos.



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