Saturday, April 12, 2008

Doll-related Diversions

A random, quirky list of websites that made me smile or snagged my interest.

Military women veterans:

Exquisitely costumed, historically accurate OOAK fashion dolls: (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:

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:

String dolls from Thailand:

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:
Schoenhut Circus polar bear (scroll to bottom):
Scarey Anns by Poppy Doll Co.:

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:

Pipecleaner dance:

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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