Comments on: Vintage (and creepy) dolls, Brooklyn, Michigan, June 2009 http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:26:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-705098 Sat, 04 Sep 2010 13:57:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-705098 Sorry, Dee–this one absolutely was a Kewpie doll.

I’m familiar with the use of dolls in convents that you note. It actually goes back at least to the 18th century. Dolls in tiny habits were used to illustrate the proper order and wearing of garments in various women’s religious orders, sent by the mother house to ensure that all nuns of that order were dressed identically.

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By: Dee http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-705065 Sat, 04 Sep 2010 13:10:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-705065 The nun doll is not a kewpie doll as stated. And years ago it was not uncommon for dolls to be given to the nuns in convents and they were dressed by them as nun dolls. There were companies back in the 50′s that produced nun dolls but somehow that hand made ones seem to hold a lot more charm.

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By: Laura http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-704888 Sat, 04 Sep 2010 05:20:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-704888 Don’t you like dolls?

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By: Violence against dolls and women : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-638744 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:56:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-638744 [...] might remember that during my visit to Michigan last June, I stumbled upon a lot of dolls–in antique shops, and in museums.  Well, I almost literally stumbled over this one yesterday as I was out for my [...]

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By: Christmas wrap-up and orange alert, 2009 : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-518840 Sat, 26 Dec 2009 21:11:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-518840 [...] an occasional nip of bourbon.  The local antique mall here is a gold mine–it’s the same place I found all of those dolls last summer.  A few years back I found the two-volume translation of Lafitau’s Customs of the American [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-386996 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:29:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-386996 barb–if you send me some links to the French info I can try to translate them for you.

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By: barb groff http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-386970 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:19:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-386970 i have a doll i need information on.i know it came out before the joey doll brcause my mom found it in the early 1970s in a junk store.its a anatonically boy doll the life size doll like the crissy doll.its got a singuture on the back of its head-CLOCKLEY OR CLODREY made in france. it looks like he sigbed it when the mold was soft. its not a stamped marking.my daughter found one on the internet like mine but it looks like a girl doll with blonde hair mine has black hair. i would really like some info in this doll.on the internet all the info was in french .but she said the date for them was the early 1930s to the 1940s. so please anything on the dpll i would like very much.

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By: Bob http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-386940 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:07:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-386940 Ha – you’re welcome!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-386696 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:36:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-386696 Bob–that’s wild. Thanks for sharing–I think?

Who knew that there was a baby doll that looks exactly like Charlotte Rae’s Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life?

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By: Bob http://www.historiann.com/2009/06/29/vintage-and-creepy-dolls-brooklyn-michigan-june-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-386695 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:30:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=5948#comment-386695 This is too funny. I just blogged about creepy dolls, too. My mother-in-law has several, which I took pictures of, here:

http://robertian.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/presenting-the-worlds-creepiest-doll-collection/

Strange thing is: she’s in Cement City, MI — just a few miles from Brooklyn!

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