Sunday, June 15, 2008

No Longer Hidden: Black Cloth Dolls 2007

Isn't this just a great photo of these three cloth dolls - so appropriate for this US Presidential election year. The photo is by Kent Boynton and from the 2007 (yes, last year!) exhibit titled No Longer Hidden, An Exhibit of Black Cloth Dolls, 1870 - 1930. I wonder if the folks at the Harvard Historical Society have plans to tour this exhibit in 2008?


Deborah Grayson Studios said...


I wasn't able to go to the show but they have a wonderful small catalogue from the show. There are more great pictures of vintage Afam dolls as well as some good historical analysis. Since I love everythingn Black doll related the catalog was a welcome addition to my collection. Peace Deborah

Kyra said...

Deborah - Thanks for your note. Yes, I finally was able to purchase the quilt via mail order. It's well worth it!

Best, Kyra