Women Doll Makers, Making History

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by Ruby Lane

Two Rhode Island women named Izannah Walker and Martha Chase each opened highly successful commercial doll making businesses in the male-dominated business world of the 19th century. Over the past 200 years, the world of dolls has offered women a myriad of opportunities not otherwise open to them. Dolls have provided an entrĂ©e into the… Read more »

Barbie’s Best Friend

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by Guest Blogger

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The Wonderful World of the Barbie Doll by Mattel

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by Ruby Lane Social

One has to wonder how an 11 1/2 inch high polyvinylchloride doll with improbable measurements could become an almost human superstar. Barbie is beyond iconic; she doesn’t symbolize just one event or era, she’s a reflection of five incredible decades. Even Mattel has to remind us on their For The Record pages, "She’s a doll,… Read more »