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Just Added to Our Digital Collections: Dolls

December 3, 2013 Archive Insight

With the holiday season firmly upon us, many people’s thoughts are turning to presents, and what present is more classic than a doll? This week’s collections object is a doll handmade from a woolen sock sometime in the first half of the 20th century. Though it may look a bit less friendly now, with its painted-on face having mostly faded away, it was no doubt a child’s beloved possession. Visit our collections site to find more than 140 dolls and related items, including more than 20 just-added dolls of bisque, cloth, papier mache, and wood, as well as dolls that walk and talk.

Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections & Content Manager at The Henry Ford.

childhood, digital collections, by Ellice Engdahl, toys and games

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