October
25th 2008
Weekend doll blogging: boys of Indian summer edition

Posted under: American history, Dolls, fluff

Historiann correspondant Indyanna brought his dolls over to play the other day, and sent this photo in homage to (one of) his hometown team’s victory in the NLCS and their appearance in the World Series this year for the first time in fifteen years.  (My vintage Barbies didn’t quite know what to make of these relatively tiny men!)  It’s actually a fair approximation of Indyanna’s eclectic interests:  “John Adams” (say it with me:  President Second-Worst!) is on the left, glaring at Mary Wollstonecraft in the background behind his collection of Pirates and Phillies bobbleheads and miscellaneous baseball dolls action figures.  I don’t follow baseball too closely, but I glanced at the sports section of the newspaper this morning and I have only one question:  what’s with the dumb haircuts, Phillies?  Some of them look like they were scalped by an angry, drunken Marine barber.

Longtime readers may remember Indyanna’s other photographic contributions to the doll blogging around here from last spring, the window box Barbies planted cheerfully in front of a Center City rowhouse.  Thanks for remembering us at Historiann HQ, Indyanna!

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4 Responses to “Weekend doll blogging: boys of Indian summer edition”

  1. Feminist Law Professors » Blog Archive » Dolls No Longer On The Market on 27 Oct 2008 at 9:32 am #

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  2. steveeboy on 28 Oct 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    hey,

    those dumb-ass haircuts are on the RAYS not the Fightin’ Phils!

    On the other hand, what’s up with all the dumb facial hair and all the weird necklaces–on both teams?!?!?!

  3. Historiann on 28 Oct 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    Hi Steveeboy–sorry, I thought it was dumb hair on the Phillies. I think the facial hair and magic amulets are good luck charms and superstitions, meant to channel greater spiritual power and bring on victory. (Too bad they didn’t decide to make rain coats their good-luck charms!)

  4. Indyanna on 30 Oct 2008 at 3:01 pm #

    An anthropology or ethnography of modern baseball players would be a vry interesting thing if it didn’t get sidetracked or derailed by… among other things, the latent baseball fandom of a lot of academics–including I must confess myself. Sport history (the singular was totemic, not accidental) began to be huge back in the ’70s (talk about weird hair on baseballers), along with a lot of other New Histories. But forty pages into the typical tome there would be that inevitable chapter on “deadball dynasties,” and that would be all ze wrote. The ethnography would fly out the window and the stats would start raining down. And then it would be Casey bar the door…

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