A Photo Gallery of
Special Childhood Memories of Our Dolls
~*~*~ A Moment in Time, Captured on Film ~*~*~
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It is so enjoyable to get a peek into the past by looking at old photos.
CHILDHOOD DOLL PHOTOS - PAGE EIGHT
|Sweet little Susan proudly displays her 8" hard plastic Ginny-type doll. She begged her daddy to buy it for her to "tide her over till Christmas." From the appreciative look on Susan's face, it is easy to see that daddy did the right thing! |
(Susan and I are trying to figure out just who this 8" is as, unfortunately, the original photo isn't super clear and has been enlarged as it is. She remembers the doll as a strung blonde with braids but not having any bangs. She is wearing center-snap shoes and what looks like a very well made outfit but I can't find an exact match in reference books. The dress may not have been original to the doll but may have been a separate purchase.)
What's better than story time on a lazy afternoon on the front porch? No information or date on the back of this photo but I would guess that this large mama doll is an Effanbee from the late 20s or early 30s. Most likely this is Rosemary, as this was a very popular doll of that time.
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|All ready for church with their Christmas corsages and their brand new Christmas dollies, Joanie and her big sister couldn't be happier to show off their new friends in 1954. Unfortunately these dolls have been lost along the way and Joanie would love to find replacements. She just doesn't know exactly who to look for. Anyone have a clue? (I've also posted these on the mystery doll page with more details.)|
|A darling vintage photo of a little girl lovingly holding her Shirley Temple doll. The only thing on the back of the photo is 6-1-40. My blow-up of the print is a bit blurry but the actual photo shows very clearly that this is Ideal's Shirley Temple wearing the black and pale yellow taffeta dress from the movie "Curly Top". You can just barely make out the duck appliqués on the bodice.|
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|I was intrigued by this beautiful photograph. Here is a sweet little girl, somewhat sad looking, just sitting in the middle of a field that seems to expand for miles. There was no date on it but by the look of the doll, I would say this is perhaps 40s, early 50s. Her dolly is almost as tall as she is. Not sure of who this doll is but it appears similar to Horsman or Ideal dolls. The body of the doll appears to be made of latex "magic skin" material.|
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I was able to find another photo of a little girl with her Ideal Patti Play Pal doll. Christmas morning surely must have been very special for this little girl as she proudly displays her new playmate. This is the curly-haired, blonde Patti. Her little mommy shares a similar hair style. Unfortunately the photo cut off Patti's feet so we can't see her shoes, but this is as well documented original outfit
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|Christmas morning brought a smile to this young teen's face as she poses with her American Character Whimsie doll in 1960. These dolls were silly characters that American Character marketed to the pre-teen and teen crowd who were "too old to play with baby dolls". This little guy is Zack the Sack, who would rather sleep than work. She holds his nightcap in her hand.|
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Perhaps you have a treasured photo of yourself, or a loved one, with a childhood doll, that you would like to include on this page. It could even be a photo of an unidentified child that you stumbled across in an antique mall, like some that I've included. What is important is that there be a doll in the shot and it be somewhat vintage. If you have a CLEAR photo that you would like to add to the page, email me to get instructions on sending it.
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