Welcome once again to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." This week we are studying the letter "X" as in X-RAY. (I know, not too original but X is a difficult letter.)
history of the Vogue Doll Company. The company was founded by Mrs. Jennie Graves in Massachusetts. She was a very talented sewer and in 1922 she dressed some German dolls and sold them to a Boston department store. Over the years she did well, but eventually sales declined. At that time she decided to come up with a line of 8 inch dolls and they were released in 1946 and eventually called Ginny.
In 1948 Ginny started being made out of plastic. Mrs. Graves had a group of home sewers making outfits for these strung plastic dolls. In 1954 the company came out with a walking Ginny doll. For sentimental reasons the 1954 walking Ginny is my favorite. This particular doll had painted eyebrows and lashes and is referred to by collectors as the 1954 PLW (painted lash walker) Ginny.
Some years back someone posted an X-RAY of a walking Ginny doll on a doll list. You can see in the X-RAY how the walker was made.
I know I've shown my childhood 1954 PLW before, but here she is again. She's the reason 1954 is my favorite Ginny year. Her walking mechanism is broken, but that's OK. I wouldn't have her walking anyway. I just want her to stand there and look cute.
Pinterest board with some of the 1954 PLW Ginnys in different outfits. I told you 1954 was my favorite year!
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