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”

One-of-a-Kind Maya Angelou

Name: One-of-a-kind Maya Angelou Made by and When: Debbie Behan Garrett, 2014 (revised in 2015) Material: Vinyl with mask face made of T-shirt transfer molded over polymer clay Marks: ©BIG BEAUTIFUL / DOLLS INC. 2000 (on the head); BIG / BEAUTIFUL / DOLLS / INC./ ©2001 (on the back) Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rootedContinue reading “One-of-a-Kind Maya Angelou”

Destiny’s Child Dolls (Mattel)

Photographs courtesy of Telisa Spain Name: Destiny’s Child Dolls (Kelly, Beyoncé, and Michelle) Made by and When: Mattel, ©2005 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Below-the-shoulder-length brunette rooted hair (Kelly and Michelle), long blonde rooted hair (Beyoncé)/painted brown eyes with rooted eyelashes/smiling mouths with molded and painted teeth Clothes:  Kelly, Beyoncé, and Michelle wear gold, pink,Continue reading “Destiny’s Child Dolls (Mattel)”

Big Beautiful Doll Dasia

Name: Dasia Made by and When: Big Beautiful Dolls, Inc.; 2001 Material: Vinyl Marks: ©BIG BEAUTIFUL / DOLLS INC. 2000 (on the head); Big / Beautiful / Dolls / Inc. / ©2001 (on the back) Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair in a curly updo style/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Wears a black velourContinue reading “Big Beautiful Doll Dasia”

American Girl Gabriela McBride 2017 Doll of the Year

Name: Gabriela McBride Made by and When: Pleasant Company, 2017 Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; cloth body Height: 18 inches (and 6-1/2 inches) Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Long, curly brown hair/brown sleep eyes/smiling mouth with two upper teeth Clothes: Gabriela wears a cropped purple sweater with silver dream graphic and soft turquoise tank top; a fitted pairContinue reading “American Girl Gabriela McBride 2017 Doll of the Year”

American Girl Melody Ellison

Name: Melody Ellison Made by and When: American Girl, 2016 Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; cloth body Height: 18 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black shoulder-length wig with bangs and flipped ends/brown sleep eyes/smiling mouth with two upper teeth Clothes: Wears yellow and turquoise houndstooth, sleeveless dress with turquoise collar, turquoise bow underneath the collar and oneContinue reading “American Girl Melody Ellison”

Maya Angelou Barbie

Name: Maya Angelou Barbie Made by and When: Mattel (designed by Carlyle Nuera) ©2020, released in January 2021 Material: Vinyl Marks: ©2020 Mattel (on the head); GXF45/N491 (in gold letters on left buttock); ©2016 MATTEL / 1186 MJ, 1, NL / MADE IN INDONESIA (on right buttock) Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Short rooted curly hairContinue reading “Maya Angelou Barbie”

American Girl Addy 1864

Photographs courtesy of Alisa Williams Name: Addy Walker 1864 Made by and When: Pleasant Company, 1993 Material: Vinyl with brown cloth body Marks: ©PLEASANT COMPANY /148 / 16 Height: 18 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown textured Kanekalon wig styled in a loose French braid/dark brown sleep eyes/smiling mouth with two upper teeth Clothes: Original pink stripedContinue reading “American Girl Addy 1864”

The Michelle Obama Official White House Portrait Doll

Name: Michelle Obama Official White House Portrait Doll Made by and When: The Franklin Mint, 2010 Material: Vinyl Marks: (Head) TFM / ©2010; (doll’s left side of torso) The / MICHELLE / OBAMA/ DOLL / ©TFM NO. 0264 / 9900 (264 and 9900 are handwritten with a marker). Height: 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black shoulder-length wigContinue reading “The Michelle Obama Official White House Portrait Doll”