Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.
Today’s Featured Item: Queer Dolls — Arts & Crafts Dolls for SF Girls in 1910
“Would you like an entirely new family of dolls — queer sorts of dolls, such as you have never had before?” This curious questions begins this equally curious piece in the newspaper, The San Francisco Call, back on September 11, 1910. Um, well, no — I never really wanted a “new family” of creepy dolls.
“The Jolly Little Fat Doll: Made from a Walnut and a Marble.”
“Who would guess her to be a clothespin?” Can you imagine having this way creepy doll in your room? Me either!
Let’s hope the arts and crafts look better than these illustrations. Blech.
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View Other Items from the Museum of Curious Toys & Games Collection
- The (Not So) “Funny Face” Board Game
- The Outer Space Men (1968)
- The Town Dump Board Game (1977)
- Feeley Meeley Board Game (1967)
- Cold War Unicorns