Generally in Alphabetical Order but with Some Obvious Placement of a Couple of Categories at the Top
Dolls & Accessories
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Dolls have been a universal toy for girls from before recorded history.
In the beginning, dolls were incredibly crude by today's standards of
manufactured dolls made by large toy companies. However, the
important element was that the dolls
were loved by the girls who played with them.
The dolls offered here are either styled after dolls available
during the period of the civil war or, in some cases, are exact
replicas of the dolls of the time period. What you will not find are
bisque dolls (bisque dolls existed but had really not become widespread by
the 1860's), Jumeau dolls, Madame Alexander, or any modern dolls
attired in period
clothing. All of those dolls would have been found after the civil war
Information for Resale
Some of the dolls we purchase from other suppliers and cannot offer
wholesale at reasonable prices. However, we do make a fabric doll kit, the paper dolls, and the paper doll book ourselves and these are available wholesale to
established vendors. Contact us for details.
|Doll or Item||Short Description||Price
This is a facsimile of six
paper dolls that appeared in the November, 1859, Godey's especially
"for little girls who read Godey." The base figures are printed on
cardstock to avoid having to glue the cutouts on cardboard and the
clothing is a full-color reproduction of the original. Reproduced in
We are the only source in the country for this reproduction.
Paper Dolls and How to Make Them
|| (No Author Stated but written by C. B. Allair) - This book was originally
published in 1856. It has been carefully reproduced so that the reproduction bears a striking resemblance to what an original would have looked like when it was new. The ISBN label can be peeled off (or omitted completely if you desire) so that it can be taken to the field by reenactors and used in period scenarios.
22 pages of text and 8 color plates. Paperbound.
|Penny Wooden Doll||This style
doll was made
in Germany and England as well as America during the 19th Century.
Available either with a kit which includes instructions and material
for clothes or just the doll only.||
Doll only $ 9.25|
Doll and Kit
|Rolled Fabric Doll Kit||A kit for making a
made from a roll of fabric according to directions in a book printed
in 1863. The kit contains instructions and all materials needed
except the needle and thread.
|Finished Rolled Fabric Doll|
A finished doll which uses the same techniques described in our kit for making this doll. The advantage for those who are challenged when making things by sewing is that this one is ready to go.
|Black Rolled Fabric Doll|
A finished doll like the previous one except it uses black fabric to make the doll and is dressed with a headpiece and apron. At the moment, this is a special order item so you should allow at least three weeks for delivery.