Children-- and some adults, too -- have always loved dolls. Judith A. Ranta, a Councilor of NEHGS, will discuss the kinds of dolls available to children in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She will display examples of antique dolls from her own collection, with an emphasis on American-made dolls, complemented by historical photographs of American children and their dolls.
This event is free and open to the public. Call 617-226-1226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Judith A. Ranta holds and MA in American Civilization and a PhD in American Literature. She began learning genealogical research methods while studying the lives of nineteenth-century textile mill workers and has published several books and articles, including “These Quaint Creatures: A Look at Dolls and Doll Play from 1800 to 1930” in American Ancestors magazine.