Doll factories

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c. 1955
Image: Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images

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Parts of a doll in an injection mould at Cascelloid’s factory in England.
Image: Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images
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1947 – Freshly cast doll heads wait to dry.
Image: Merlyn Severn/Picture Post/Getty Images
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c. 1930
Image: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images
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Jan. 28, 1949
A worker trims the eyelashes on a pair of doll’s eyes.
Image: William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images
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c. 1955
A worker paints doll’s heads.
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c. 1940
Image: Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images
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c. 1950
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Jan. 12, 1949
Doll eyes and heads at a factory in England.
Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images
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Dec. 3, 1945
A worker sprays doll heads at a factory in France.
Image: Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images
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Dec. 18, 1935
A worker paints celluloid doll heads at a factory in England.
Image: Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images
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Dec. 1953
Workers test the strength of a doll’s head.
Image: William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images
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c. 1955
Workers stress-test dolls at a factory in Long Island.
Image: Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images
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c. 1955
Image: Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images

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14 thoughts on “Doll factories

  1. janiskirstein

    Coolest photos on your blog yet! Love the irony of showing the mechanical reality behind the emotional illusion and associative attachments inherent in the baby doll…

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  2. Spira

    I think that it is a perfect demonstration of the reason “uniformity” is alien to the human psyche, hence the reactions. Well done!

    Reply

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