Ethnic dolls...dolls from different cultures, backgrounds....
And...I did my best to check on the most respectful way to say this...dolls that represent an African Heritage.
I do not want to make anyone uncomfortable!
Three of these books, written in other decades, use the term "black dolls". And perhaps that's because they come from a variety of countries.
I ran across the book, Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion
An older version...
The Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls
by Debbie Bahan Garrett
$52.48US Paperback or is it...
Written in 2003
From the Amazon summary:
Collectors will delight in acquiring the first and only Black dolls book that is completely published in FULL COLOR! Author Debbie Garrett has written an extensive book of reference on vintage, modern, fashion and artist Black dolls. Featured in this book are Black dolls made from cloth, bisque, celluloid, composition, rubber, wood, and hard plastic. Fashion dolls, modern artist dolls and other doll categories are covered. This long-overdue, insightful book includes a price guide and tips for buying and selling in the collector's market. This is a "must-have" book for collectors and social historians who want to see first-hand the evolution of a childhood plaything which in recent years has also been fashioned for adult collectors. 8 1/2" x 11" - 436 Color Photos
And a cute little book, while I am researching...
Lola at the Library
by Anna McQuinn
From the Amazon summary:
Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.
Black Dolls 1820-1991: An Identification and Value Guide
From a 2015 Reader review:
This is a handy reference book for any collector who loves Black dolls. I just fell into collecting a few years ago but wanted to know what's out there. The book is well organized and very descriptive yet concise. It's packed with great examples of probably anything from this period.
This book has a second link with a price for a paperback of $39.99US...
And the new copies start at $203.42
And on the Canadian Amazon, the prices are all different. Curious!
I have discovered so many cute dolls, pretty dolls, funny dolls by researching these books...
I am doing my best not to go on a fun hunt on eBay, and just be happy with the little dollies we have here.
And new adorable Whoopi!