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Posted 1 year ago


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It was not unheard of for boys to play with dolls , here is a boy in 1950's surrounded by hard plastic dolls . He seems very busy making something . Maybe helping to build them something . Just a delightful photograph to share . Actually I think little boys that were exposed to dolls and not to cut their heads off but actually play with them grow up to be good Dad's !


  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Wonder if he or relative had a hand in the making of them. They all appear to be the same doll. Love his big tie.
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Awesome photo:) love it:)
  3. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I added a photo that Phil put color to . It looks amazing , Thank you Phil and all your talent !!!!!! I do think your right they all look same so possible that boy was a work at the factory with his parents . he seems to be trying to thread a needle and I wonder if he was helping Mom sew clothes :-))))))
  4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    Truth be told I had a Ken doll while my sisters had Barbies. When GI Joe's came out Ken met with a tragic
  5. AzTom AzTom, 1 year ago
    I think he is studying the finger he just cut off with those scissors.

    Boys didn't play with dolls in the neighborhood I grew up in,lol
  6. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Mikelv your not alone some just won't admit it :-))) Thank you for the love and enjoyed your comment . Poor ken lost the battle RIP :-)
  7. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Aztom I bet some did and won't fess up to it and of coarse my son chopped the heads off my girls Barbies so I guess boys were much more rough :-)
  8. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you bratjdd,official,vetraio50 ,sean and fluffy :- ) I appreciate you stopping at my window and putting some love on it , which was made better by Phil's talent .
  9. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Gee I think that boy in photo looks like Hunter from his childhood photo ? Is that you Hunter ???? :-)
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    The one thing I love about old photo's is that we always try to establish what is taking place in them, the who, what, where, when & why. Very intriguing!
    Nice job on this one Phil.
  11. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 1 year ago
    that's a fact mani good post my dad growed up in the great depression and they didnt have money for clothes and i got a pic when he was around one or two wearing a dress. i will have to dig it out some time and post. thanks for the thoughts
  12. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Vansky maybe some people don't know how tough times were in depression , but any toy would be welcomed :-)
  13. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops :-) I appreciate you stopping ! *** always glad to see you :-)
  14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Hi Manikin! I just found an amazing Fleur dolls collection and immediately thought of you. This is the link to see it: I hope you enjoy it!!!

    By the way, I love this photograph!!! As a guy who used to play with his sister and girl neighbor and, yes, their dolls (as well as made lots of paper-dolls for them), it doesn't look that surprising to me, but nice and tender. But I don't think I would have made a great dad... :)
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you austro ! I loved the link and her story was like one I could relate to but not to extreme like her . We could touch the dolls on display . That was very interesting :-)
    I like to hear a guy admit to playing with dolls there is no shame in that ,in fact a huge majority of doll collectors are men . I bet you would have made a good dad :-) many many thanks for stopping and sharing your story I truly loved it ! **
  16. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you pickr and amber :-)))))) I really appreciate it and Phil's magic too :-)

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