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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mash Up 2

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.”

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Fashion Dolls

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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…

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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.

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Amateur to Pro

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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))

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3 comments:

  1. I'm quite enjoying the tour. We used to have a toy museum not far from here that had a huge selection of dolls but sadly it closed. I often dragged my two sons along to look at the dolls....LOL

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  2. Ramona thanks for sharing the tour of all the dolls and their history. So very interesting. When I read about the sawdust dolls I remembered a doll that was given to me on my birthday. I think I was too young to have that kind of doll because being the first time ever of having a doll whose eyes blinked I was so intrigued that I wanted to find out how it worked. So when mum was not looking smashed the head to look inside. Just to see how the mechanism worked, with some vague idea of glueing all the pieces back together again. Lol. Ofcourse that was not possible and when mum found out what I had done naturally got a rollicking from her. I do remember though why it was hard to get the pieces back together again because it was made out of sawdust or straw like stuff so it just kept on crumbling. Oh how I wish I had not done that. It was a lovely doll with a red dress. I think she was supposed to be a red riding hood doll. The things you when you are very young!

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  3. What an interesting show Romona, thanks for sharing it with us!

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