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Antique Spotlight – Glossary of Doll Terms
Before you begin collecting antique dolls, there are some terms you should know. In this final doll article in our series, the Strong Museum of Play is featured. The museum´s collection is the largest and most comprehensive in the United States!
Antique Spotlight – Dolls Today
Television commercials revolutionized the way toy makers sold dolls. Also, learn more about the doll collection on display at the National Museum of the American Indian!
Antique Spotlight – Children’s Day
Children´s Day was created by the toy industry to...you guessed it! Sell more toys! Also, learn about the dolls currently on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Antique Spotlight – 20th Century Dolls
Innovations in the early 20th century created several new kinds of dolls, as well as new marketing techniques. Also, learn more about the dolls on view at the Heritage Village Museum near Cincinnati!
Antique Spotlight – 19th Century Dollmakers
Male and female dollmakers in the 19th century had different ideas about what a doll should be. Plus learn more about the Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point in High Point!
Antique Spotlight – Dolls vs. Other Amusements
Did children really play with dolls as much as we think they did? How did boys play with their dolls? Plus, learn more about a new doll exhibit at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum!
What Is an Accession Number?
This unique numbering system is the backbone of a museum’s collection. Learn how to decode what it means!
Antique Spotlight – How Did Girls Play with Dolls?
Girls played with their dolls in unexpected ways. Read on to learn more about doll funerals and other "unique" dollplay. Plus, learn all about the 400 dolls on display at the Shelburne Museum.
Antique Spotlight – Dolls in the Victorian Age
Doll play was transformed in the Victorian era. Plus, read about two exciting doll displays at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center!
There is power in numbers! Collaborations with schools, community organizations, and other museums can bring increased attendance and revenue!
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