Topsy-Turvy Doll from the 1870s.
In February 21st’s issue of Collector’s Weekly, Associate Editor Lisa Hix wrote a thoughtful, in-depth article entitled “Black Is Beautiful: Why Black Dolls Matter.” Hix’ piece covers the comprehensive history of black dolls, from early 19th century Topsy Turvy dolls (pictured above) to Limited Edition Black Barbies (pictured below). GBN encourages you to click here to check it out.
Barbie Collector edition doll, called “In the Limelight” was the first featuring clothing by black designer Byron Lars.
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article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson