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Black Dolls

Unique African American Dolls, 1850-1930 from the Collection of Deborah Neff

Black Dolls( )
Editor: Maresca, Frank
Text by: Jefferson, Margo
Ringgold, Faith
Rexer, Lyle
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:Radius Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

This book presents over 100 unique handmade African American dolls made between 1850 and 1930 from the collection of Deborah Neff, a Connecticut-based collector and champion of vernacular art. It is believed that African Americans created these dolls for the children in their lives, including members of their own families and respective communities as well as white children in their charge. Acquired over the last 25 years, this renowned collection is considered to be one of the finest...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Crafts & Hobbies / Dolls & Doll Clothing
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.9 x 12.1 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:3.52 Pounds
Author Biography
Margo Jefferson was a theater and book critic for Newsweek and The New York Times. She won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Her writing has appeared in several publications including Vogue, New York magazine, and The New Republic. Her books include On Michael Jackson and Negroland: A Memior. She is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.


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