A random, quirky list of websites that made me smile or snagged my interest.
Military women veterans:
Exquisitely costumed, historically accurate OOAK fashion dolls:
http://crawfordmanor.com/ (warning: music)
Tattoo Baby Doll Project:
“Bag End,” a comfortable Hobbit-hole:
I was awestruck by this incredibly detailed, beautiful miniature of Bilbo Baggins’ home.
Amazing work: http://community.livejournal.com/little_world/39277.html?view=211565
Online exhibition of pop-up books:
OK, not doll-related; so? I love pop-up books.
Love this artist's work:
Black action figures (OOAK) by Frank Woods: (Turn your sound on.)
Idle, useless fun:
Click the image and move your mouse back and forth. You might need to turn up your volume to hear the birds and cows: http://www.castleintheair.biz/main.html
String dolls from Thailand: http://www.kamibashi.com/papers/stringdolls/
Rosa Pomar dolls from Portugal:
Doll stories archived from eBay's Dolls Discussion Board:
Antique wooden dolls/toys with character; check out the polar bear!
Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus & other toys: http://www.oldwoodtoys.com/identification_guide.htm
Schoenhut Circus polar bear (scroll to bottom): http://www.oldwoodtoys.com/bears.htm
Scarey Anns by Poppy Doll Co.: http://www.oldwoodtoys.com/scraey_anns.htm
Mechanical dolls (automata). This site has video & sound clips.
My favorite is "Maid Dusting a Portrait" (2nd row, 1st on the left):
Antique and vintage photos of children with their dolls:
History & engravings of Jumeau factory:
Miss Columbia & her travels, 1900-1902:
Legend of the Mayan trouble dolls:
Sasha does Barbie!
Paper doll dress-up:
Everything you always wanted to know about The 1970s *
* but were afraid to ask
More 1970s memories:
Lists toys by gender stereotype, and includes memories posted by site visitors. The story about
Pat and the invisible baseball game is worth a read.
Share memories of toys from 1970s to 1990s:
Kewpie tattoos, history:
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