TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACK PAPER DOLLS - The Arabella Grayson Collection
HEROES OF THE WEST
PAPER DOLLS
(with biographies, four outfits and two scenic pullouts)

  James Beckwourth  (1798-1866)
  Mary Ellen Pleasant (1814-1904)
  Colonel Allen Allensworth (1842-1914)
  Nancy Gooch (1811-1901)



































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PRECIOUS PLAYTHINGS
An Illustrated History of Black Paper Dolls - The First 200 Years
(A WORK-IN-PROGRESS)
by Arabella Grayson
 
Precious Playthings: An Illustrated History of Black Paper Dolls - The First 200 Years chronicles the history of paper dolls and how they played a role in reinforcing racial stereotypes. Features Black paper dolls created in the United States, Canada, Africa, and Europe; and highlights the fictional characters and real personalities immor-talized in paper doll format, as well as stories of  the notable illustrators and artists who created them.  A fascinating story of an overlooked history of paper toys and the marketing of images. The work is the culmination of ten years of focused research and a lifelong quest for an understanding of America’s racial history, past and present.

 
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