For over 80 years the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company strove to bring to life a variety of dolls based on the newest technologies, materials, design concepts and solid play value.
A full cast of characters awaits the opportunity to live in any dollhouse. Learn more about some of the dollhouse dolls of the past.
The popularity of the fairy tale character Snow White soared with the release of the
Disney film of 1937, leading to the creation of some wonderful dolls.
The walking dolls of the mid20th century have one foot in the past as their creators built on the designs of earlier inventors.
Dolls in World Costumes have been enriching our lives for over 100 years, promoting understanding and respect between cultures.
The baby doll really came into its own in the early 20th century and soon became a staple of the playroom.
The Mid-Century Modern America was ripe for the era of the Teenager. The fantastic dolls of the period open a window on the teen scene of the time.
During the 1960s American doll makers brought out some beautifully sculpted dolls sporting mod styles which have now become time capsules of their day.
In Spring a doll’s fancy turns to thoughts of bonnets! Protection, fashion, social rank, nationality, explore the multi-faceted area of doll millinery in this month’s blog.
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 entrée into the… Read more »