Offered by: Kulik Selzer
3 Cheshire Street London E2 6ED , England Call Seller 4407730747626


Black Dolls: Unique African American Dolls, 1850–1930

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  • Description
    Black Dolls

    By Margo Jefferson et al.

    Published by Radius Books/ Mingei International Museum, 2015. Hardback in dust jacket. First Edition.

    This important book presents the history of African American dolls between 1850 and 1940, created for the children in their lives, as well as for white children in their charge.

    The dolls portray young and old African Americans?playful boys and girls, well-dressed gentlemen, elegant young ladies, and distinguished older men and women. Made with scraps of cloth, ribbon and lace, or old socks, and stuffed with wool or cotton. Their faces are embroidered, stitched and painted to express a variety of emotions, each representing a fascinating story of culture and identity in American history.

    192 pages. illustrated throughout in colour and black and white.

    2.5 x 25 x 30 cm.
  • More Information
    Period: 2000-2021
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: African American, Folk Art, Americana
    Incollect Reference #: 582453
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