This is a still shot from the video: Black Dolls a Journey Through Time exhibit that was held in September 2018.
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”
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”
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 WhitneyContinue reading “Baby Whitney”
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 markedContinue reading “Leslie by Madame Alexander”
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 andContinue reading “Twinkie a.k.a Last Dolls Test Dolls”