Welcome to DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum™, which is devoted to collectors of Black dolls and to those who have a keen interest in Black-doll information. Museum installations (posts) include five main doll categories: antique, vintage, vintage Barbie, modern, and one-of-a-kind dolls.
Statement of Exclusion: Because this site celebrates Black dolls that are culturally, historically, and/or aesthetically significant, stereotypical, demeaning dolls created as an attack on the culture are not part of the celebration.
Installations include museum-quality dolls that are unusual, rare, or historically significant. Each installation is curated based on the doll’s name, maker, year made, material, visible marks, height, facial attributes, clothing, and any other pertinent information about the doll and its provenance.
Installations can be viewed in a variety of ways:
The Installations page is currently the landing page and will load the most recent installations. The most recent installations can also be accessed from the Recent Posts heading at the bottom of the page (then click or tap the name of the post you would like to read). Below any current post, click the Previous or Next post links to read the previous or next post.
The Archive section allows viewing installations based on the months published. To view all December installations, for example, click or tap the December link to load all posts (installations) for that month. You will see the featured picture and the first few lines of “unstructured” text. Select the name of the entry to view the entire structured entry. Use the Previous or Next post links below installations to advance to additional installations for that month.
Use the Category heading to filter installations. If you would like to view installations about antique dolls only, select “antique black dolls.” Do the same if you desire to view installations about vintage black dolls, modern black dolls, or one-of-a-kind black dolls by selecting the specific category to access only those installations. Like the Archive viewing method, you will see the first few lines of “unstructured” text. Select the name of the entry to view the entire structured entry and use the Previous or Next links below each entry to advance to additional installations for the selected category.
To search for specific installations, use the Search field in the footer of any page or post.
To remain updated on new installations, please fill out the Follow Blog Via Email section in the footer.
***NEW! We’re also on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook***
Follow our Pinterest Board where all installations are pinned to their respective categorized boards where you can see all published entries at a glance with a link back to the installation page.
Like and Follow our Facebook page where many of the past installations are shared and where all future installations will be shared with a link back to the installation page.
Follow us on Instagram where many of the past installations are posted and where all future installations will be shared with a link back to the installation page.
Each installation requires a vast amount of time and effort to research, photograph, edit, and conduct other miscellaneous tasks to ensure that each doll’s curation is accurate. To become a patron of this initiative, send monetary donations in any amount by PayPal or Stripe using a credit card with either donate button below. With Stripe, you may choose one-time, monthly, or yearly donations.
Your donations will help defray the cost of administrative and other maintenance fees. Patrons’ names are listed on the Patrons page along with the names of those who contributed photos and doll information.
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Contact the administrator for details on how your dolls can be curated and installed in DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum™ and for other ways to support this site.
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