Antique Art Dolls by Jumeau

This video, published on YouTube on June 15, 2018, to celebrate World Doll Day, explores the antique art dolls by Jumeau. A diverse range of dolls representing people from Africa and other countries is included. Jumeau was a French doll company that designed dolls dating back to the 1840s. Enjoy. _________ Your comments are valued.Continue reading “Antique Art Dolls by Jumeau”

So In Style Dolls (First Wave)

Name: So in Style (S.I.S.) Two-Doll Themed Sets Made by and When: Mattel, 2009 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 and 5 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: All dolls have rooted hair with painted eyes and smiling mouths. Grace and Courtney have brunette ponytails with bangs. Kara has auburn hair styled in two side ponytails; Kianna is blonde with twoContinue reading “So In Style Dolls (First Wave)”

Black Dolls Journey Through Time With Denise Bond

This is a still shot from the video: Black Dolls a Journey Through Time exhibit that was held in September 2018.

Ruby Bridges

Photograph courtesy of Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls Name: Ruby Bridges (a one-of-a-kind doll) Made by and When: Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, January 2020 Material: The face, arms and legs are made of a wool blend felt. The head and torso are a cotton blend. Marks: Signed and dated by the artist,Continue reading “Ruby Bridges”

Slade Super Agent

Name: Slade Super Agent Made by and When: Shindana Toys, 1975 Material: Vinyl Marks: Shindana Toys / ©1975 Height: 9-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted Afro/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with mustache Clothes: Orange shirt, brown faux leather short jacket, brown faux leather pants, black boots Other: Attaché case (black vinyl bag) contains a cardboard box that illustratesContinue reading “Slade Super Agent”

Black Artist Dolls Video Presentation

In July 2019, doll enthusiast, Deborah Butler Johnson, conducted a comprehensive live presentation on Black artist dolls at the 2019 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention. The live presentation was recorded. It was so well received that the video was aired during the 2020 Virtual UFDC convention held in July 2020. Click or tap theContinue reading “Black Artist Dolls Video Presentation”

Maybelle the Walking Doll

Name: Maybelle the Walking Doll Made by and When: Advance Dolls and Toys, 1954-1955 Material: Hard Plastic Marks: Unmarked Height: 18 inches Hair/Eyes: Black wig, brown sleep eyes Clothes: All original yellow Dotted Swiss dress and matching bonnet, white panties, white socks, and permanently-placed shoes that have rollers underneath Other: Maybelle, a wind-up walking doll,Continue reading “Maybelle the Walking Doll”