Virtual Black Doll Museum is covered in this news report by Molette Green of NBC-4 Washington, D.C.’s In the Community.
Name: Amosandra Made by and When: The Sun Rubber Company, 1949 Material: Rubber Marks: ©Amosandra, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (on head); Designed by Ruth E. Newton / Manufactured by The Sun Rubber Company/Barberton, OH USA [indiscernible patent numbers] (on back) Height: 10 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black sculpted/inset brown stationary eyes/drinker mouth Clothes: Original one-piece wrap-around romperContinue reading “Amosandra by Sun Rubber”
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”
Name: Patty-Jo Made By/Year: Terri Lee Doll Co., 1947 Designed by: Jackie Ormes Material: Composition-type hard plastic Marks: Terri Lee Patent Pending (on doll’s back) Height: 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black mannequin wig, painted black eyes, closed mouth with red lip color Clothing: Wears original, tagged Terri Lee red and white check sundress with matching largerContinue reading “Jackie Ormes’ 1947 Patty-Jo”
Name: Unknown Made By and When: Koenig & Wernicke, ca. 1920s Material: Composition Height: 18 inches Marks: KW (incised high up in the back of the head; 134/ 12 (incised in the neck) Hair/Eyes: Flirty brown eyes with real lashes, dark brown original wig, open mouth with tongue & two upper teeth. Clothes: Modern replacements.Continue reading “Koenig & Wernicke Character Doll ca. 1920s”
Name: Handmade 1870s Black Cloth Pair Height: 19 inches Made By and When: Anna Frances “Fanny” Skinner Henry, ca. 1870s Composition: Black silk was used for their heads, body, and limbs. Hair, Eyes, Mouth: The man has hair made of loops of black yarn. The woman has no hair underneath the headscarf. Eyes are buttons.Continue reading “1870s Black Cloth Doll Pair”