Black Dolls 1800s+

From antique to vintage most all doll makers included at least one black doll, only four
companies come to mind that were black owned and specialized in creating black dolls commercially,
however many home hobbyist, artist – made beautiful black dolls from many different materials.

Leo Moss 1800s-1900s made black papier mache dolls often with a tear on the cheek
National Negro Doll Company composition black dolls 1909-1915 (see video below right)
Lu Jon Sun Tan Colored Doll Co made Patsy type black dolls 1935-1940s
Shindana Dolls & Toys made plastic or vinyl dolls of all ethnicity’s 1968-1980s

Stories from The Black Doll Museum by DoubleACS on YouTube

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  • Black Dolls I an Identification and Value Guide 1820-1991 by author Myla Perkins
  • Black Dolls II an Identification and Value Guide 1892-1991 by author Myla Perkins