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Posts Tagged: composition doll
If you love baby dolls, Betsy McCall, Sweet Sue, or Tiny Tears, then you love dolls by the American Character Doll Company. American Character was in business from 1919 to 1968, and trademarked the name “Petite” found embossed on many of the early composition dolls from the 20s. They were known for mama dolls and… Read more »
[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] Early versions of statues that communicated included ancient Egyptian figures, gigantic in proportions that “spoke” through hidden tubes that allowed the wind to pass through them and make sounds. Centuries later, talking dolls began to have their say, then dolls that cried for their mothers. [/mp_text] [/mp_span_inner] [/mp_row_inner]… Read more »
[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to be showcasing an extensive Shirley Temple exhibit from Saturday, April 16th until Friday, July 1st at the Santa Monica History Museum at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Shirley Temple was born in Santa Monica on April 23, 1928. Her abundant talents as… Read more »
Since beginning my doll repair business and sharing my information on the care of composition dolls, I have been overwhelmed with customer e-mails and questions about my opinions on the methods that I use to clean composition dolls. I do state in my care section that I do not believe composition dolls should be cleaned…. Read more »
When we think of the composition doll, we generally think of the 1920s-1930s era, when the composition doll was at the height of their popularity. When many of the most dynamic American based doll companies of this era dominated the industry. Up until the 1950s, the composition doll and their makers would be the Kings… Read more »