Monday, April 16, 2018

Dolls Gotta Have Heart; Raggedy Ann, Legends, and History for Over 100 Years - Ruby Lane Blog

Dolls Gotta Have Heart; Raggedy Ann, Legends, and History for Over 100 Years - Ruby Lane Blog: Raggedy Ann has been a beloved doll and literary character for over 100 years.  Her face has graced countless story books, coloring books, paper dolls, toys, radios, canned goods, and posters about Diphtheria and Smallpox vaccinations.  Raggedy Ann and her brother, Raggedy Andy, have starred in their own animated films, and Raggedy Ann has flown... Read more »

Monday, March 26, 2018

Why We Love Dollhouses (And You Should Too!) - Ruby Lane Blog

Why We Love Dollhouses (And You Should Too!) - Ruby Lane Blog: The first dollhouses on record are probably the Dutch cabinet houses and Nuremburg doll houses, meant more for adults as cabinets of curiosities than for children.  The novel The Miniaturist is based on these. One great example that still survives is Mon Plaisir, from the 18th century. The Nuremberg House open, 1673 via Victoria and... Read more »

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: RIP Mr. Lazarus, RIP Toys R Us

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: RIP Mr. Lazarus, RIP Toys R Us: The last two weeks have proved to be very sad for the retail world of toys and dolls.  Toys R Us announced they would be going out of busine...

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: RIP Mr. Lazarus, RIP Toys R Us

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: RIP Mr. Lazarus, RIP Toys R Us: The last two weeks have proved to be very sad for the retail world of toys and dolls.  Toys R Us announced they would be going out of busine...