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

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like: Toys & Games

“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.

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like
Introduction to this article, appearing in the newspaper, The San Francisco Call on September 11, 1910

“The Jolly Little Fat Doll: Made from a Walnut and a Marble.”

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like: Toys & Games

“Slim-Jim Susie”

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like: Toys & Games “The Automobile Girl”

“Who would guess her to be a clothespin?” Can you imagine having this way creepy doll in your room? Me either!

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like: Toys & Games

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like: Toys & Games

Let’s hope the arts and crafts look better than these illustrations. Blech.

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like
“Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like”
The San Francisco Call
September 11, 1910

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