Vintage dolls
By the beginning of the twentieth century, almost everything that was once manufactured piece by the hands of a master craftsman was put on stream. No exception and children's toys.…

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Tonner dolls. Have you heard of these?
When I started writing this article, I realized that I would have to collect a lot of information about these dolls, review photos, and I was really afraid of “getting…

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When did Barbie dolls have friends and family? Ken, Midge, Teresa and others
As befits any lady, sooner or later Barbie had to get a family. What happened - in 1961, the platinum blonde appeared plastic "boyfriend" Ken, named after the younger son…

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Who is Jen Macklin and what is she famous for?

Jen was born in New Zealand in the middle of the last century in a very creative family. Her grandmother was a sculptor, and her mother was an artist – she painted portraits. Jen’s first toys were dolls made by her grandmother. The faces of these pupae were made of papier-mâché and very much resembled the faces of expensive collection dolls from the 40s of the twentieth century. Continue reading

What do our children play?
I remember a few years ago I came across an interesting article that the first meaningfully selected toys by a child as favorite (i.e., not those that are used to…

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Tonner dolls. Have you heard of these?
When I started writing this article, I realized that I would have to collect a lot of information about these dolls, review photos, and I was really afraid of “getting…

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Where did the matryoshka come from?
Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian. Among those who were interested in the history…

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Who is Barbara Millicent Roberts?
This person has become one of the symbols of the 20th century. She is beautiful, has a chic wardrobe, which can be the envy of the most demanding socialite. She…

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