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Patsy Tinyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls;
Patsy Tinyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls;
Resource Typeimage
TitlePatsy Tinyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls;
Coverage / Year1926 to 1938;
DescriptionA composition doll with moveable arms, legs, and head by ball and joint. The hair is molded, the face has painted eyes with eyelashes and lips. She is dressed in a red plaid shirt and white underwear. The dress bodice is dark blue and has the same blue trim on apron. She is also wearing long knit stocking, wooden shoes, and traditional Dutch girl's cap. She is complete with the original box.
InterpretationThis doll is part of the "Patsy" collection which was advertised as "The Personality Doll, The Miss of a Million Moods, Every Pose a Picture." EffanBee helped to stabilize the U.S. doll industry by creating this "wardrobe doll" that encouraged the sale of doll clothes throughout the year. It also introduced the fan club to the the industry which is a tactic still used by many toy companies today such as Mattel. European doll manufacturers copied the "Patsies" which demonstrates their effect on the world market. In addition, America's new found success within the doll market represents their overall strength as an economic and commercial power.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American Communities in History; Communities and Geography;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorEffanbee Toy Company
Subject / KeywordsEffanBee Toy Company; Doll clothes; Patsy dolls; U.S. toy industry; American fan clubs
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource Identifier1992.016.0064ab
CONTENTdm file name32827172422004_92.16.64ab.jpg
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