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By Evelyn Robson Strahlendorf

For the ardent collector and (or a person who as soon as owned a doll, here's a historical past of the dolls which were made and enjoyed in Canada.

Doll gathering, a favored pursuit in Europe and the USA, has been turning out to be speedily in Canada. Evelyn Strahlendorf has compiled a reference paintings that lines the advance of dolls in Canada and of the that produces them. It comprises the dates, names, and features of approximately a thousand Canadian dolls from prehistoric occasions to the present.

Coverage starts with Inuit and different local dolls, then turns to the dolls that experience survived from the times of early eu cost and the dolls of numerous of the ethnic cultures which make the Canadian mosaic. a lot of the ebook is dedicated to the paintings of business dollmakers and the evolution in their dolls, together with the background of every corporation with information regarding their items, development, and achievements. the producing approach is tested because it built from bisque and composition via a variety of plastics to the dolls of today.

Separate chapters take care of dolls that painting celebrities (including Barbara Ann Scott, the Dionne quintuplets, and Wayne Gretsky), dolls which are greater than playthings (used in monitors or advertising), the Eaton's good looks dolls that have been the preferred dolls in Canada for a few years, and dolls created by means of artists.

The dolls replicate the altering models and tradition of Canada. Their garments is frequently the newest standard and fabrics; their skills not just contain speaking, wiggling, and consuming yet in recent times expand to bilingualism.

With few exceptions, each doll defined has been in my view tested by way of the author.

This ebook is a worthy reference software for doll creditors, museums, libraries, old buyers, doll shops, and flea marketplace operators. simply because Canada has been exporting dolls for part a century, it is going to profit creditors across the world as well.

It is usually meant for a unique type of fanatic Mrs. Strahlendorf calls the closet collector. There are tens of millions of such humans in North the US who've dolls and will gather dolls yet don't admit their excitement to others.

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