I found this on my facebook feed this morning, a two part article about the "Art" of collecting Black Dolls. There are some really amazing dolls represented here along with a lot of history on the subject. Some of the history is heart breaking and some is very uplifting.
Tiny snippet about the author from the articles on Ruby Lane Blog...
Debbie Garrett is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the art of Black doll collecting. She didn’t purchase her first Black doll for herself until her mid 30’s and today, she has authored three books focused on the subject. Garrett is a Black doll enthusiast and doll historian with a mission to document Black dolls from the past through the present simultaneously as she collects. Some of her most prized dolls came from Ruby Lane. Debbie Garrett takes us through these purchases in a special two-part guest blog, “Searching for Black Dolls on Ruby Lane”. Let’s take a virtual walk with Debbie and share her passion for these important dolls.
You can read all of Debbie’s doll blogs and find information about her popular books on her blog Black Doll Collecting.
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