Here are some of my favorite vintage pictures of family members with vintage dolls of the period
Family Photos Hidden away in albums and boxes are our precious memories of family members and friends. Many are snapshots from forgotten holidays and outings capturing images of our children holding their dolls.
Some are posed studio portraits of an apprehensive child holding a baby doll or toy meant to calm their fears as well as to enhance the image.
Below is a picture of my great uncle, Frank. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him except stories passed along by family. He was among those very young victims of the 1918 flu epidemic.
Uncle Frank and an early Campbell Kid doll. The doll has a composition head with a cloth firmly stuffed body. Now, I know this was a studio plant to appease him, as he would never have touched a doll otherwise.
A picture of my father, Victor. He did not have a doll. He was one.
The advance in technology has offered the advantage of instant color copy machines which are available in many easy to access locations.
Antique and older
photos can be duplicated at a minimal cost, so don't hesitate to ask
family, friends, and associates if they have any pictures of children
holding dolls that they will allow you to borrow.
Once in a while, I
get very fortunate to come upon boxes left on the curb for pick up,
may be that they are moving? Anyway, with a glance into one of the
boxes---WOW!....old pictures, even better old pictures with dolls,
click here to see some I have found
I have spent much time visiting swap meets, yard and garage sales, Antique shows and malls---some of my favorite finds are vintage photos of unknown family members holding period dolls in unique settings.
Click here to see some of my found treasures of Vintage Family Photos with Antique Dolls
Christmas photos from years ago are fun for all, especially when they show prized modern collectible dolls that bring back fond memories,
check out these Christmas family photos
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This was my fourth b-day, Feb 3, 1962. I still have the little chair too, but can't tell you anything about the doll. Kind of hoping someone might …