I hope you’re enjoying these. First up in this post, Composition Dolls. I am learning about dolls from the past during this exhibit. I knew nothing of these ones. The explanation as per Google.
“A composition doll is a doll made partially or wholly out of composition, a composite material composed of sawdust, glue, and other materials such as cornstarch, resin and wood flour. The first composition dolls were made in the 19th century. They were marketed as unbreakable, compared to earlier more fragile dolls.”
I hope you can appreciate these ones as I’ve photographed them. There are lights all around, so some pictures have to be taken from the side to avoid most of the glare. These dolls are so detailed…
This little case is near the front door, and each week or two, they are featuring a different doll. As they change I’ll take pictures to show you.
Amateur to Pro
Around the World
These are the last for today. I will have one more post to cover two specific themes in the next post and that’s all. But what a lot to see. A number of ladies have told me how much the exhibit has taken them back in time seeing dolls that they had themselves. There have been a lot of grandmothers coming in with their grandchildren, (yes - boys and girls ) and that’s a good thing. They seemed to be enjoying themselves. ;o))