Baby With Attitude

Name: Baby with Attitude Made by and When: Goldie Wilson, 2013 Material: Porcelain with pellet-stuffed brown cloth body Marks: Signed by the artist on lower back Height: 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown natural-textured, floppy wig/brown inset eyes with applied upper eyelashes, painted lower eyelashes/closed mouth Clothes: White antique baby dress, white pantaloons, white headband withContinue reading “Baby With Attitude”

Leo Moss-Type Dolls

Name: Leo Moss-type dolls Made by and When: Betty Formaz, circa 1980s Material: Porcelain heads and hands; brown knit stuffed bodies, arms, and legs Marks: None Height: 15 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted curls/brown stationary eyes have teardrops falling/parted lips with molded tongues Clothes: Dressed in matching red velour clothing original to the dolls; the boy wearsContinue reading “Leo Moss-Type Dolls”

Russian Nesting Dolls

Name: Authentic 5-piece Russian Nesting Dolls Made by and When: Svetlana Lukina, 2019 Material: Wood Marks: Svetlana Lukina 2019 (handwritten on the lower back base of the tallest doll) Height: The tallest is 7 inches; the smallest is 2 inches. Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Hand-painted facial features, clothing, and scenes on the back Clothes: Hand painted Victorian-era clothingContinue reading “Russian Nesting Dolls”

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”

Baby Whitney

Name: Baby Whitney Made by and When: Lomel Enterprises, Inc., 1985 Material: Vinyl with cloth body Marks: ©1985 LOMEL ENT. INC./P.O.BOX 252/WASH. D.C. 20013/FIRST EDITION/BABY WHITNEY™ (on head) Height: 21 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown rooted curly hair/brown painted eyes/open-closed mouth Clothes: Dressed in original tagged Baby Whitney dresses, one has a nautical theme, the otherContinue reading “Baby Whitney”

Leslie by Madame Alexander

Name: Leslie (Polly and Elise head sculpts) Made by and When: 1965 through early-1970s Material: Vinyl with rigid plastic body Marks: The Polly head sculpt is marked on the nape of the neck: ©ALEXANDER DOLL CO. INC./1965. The nape of the neck of the doll that uses the Elise head sculpt is marked ALEXANDER/19©66. Height:Continue reading “Leslie by Madame Alexander”

Twinkie a.k.a Last Dolls Test Dolls

Name: Twinkie (black and white versions) Made by and When: Effanbee, 1968 Material: Vinyl Marks: 14/EFFANBEE/19©68/2500 (on heads); EFFANBEE/19©68/2808 (on upper backs) Height: 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: The black doll has molded black hair and brown sleep eyes. The white doll has molded brown hair and blue sleep eyes. Both have drink-and-wet-doll mouths. Clothes: Original clothesContinue reading “Twinkie a.k.a Last Dolls Test Dolls”