Vintage Celebrity Dolls
Dolls have been made to capitalize on celebrity success at least since the 1830s, when paper dolls resembling renowned Swedish ballet dancer Marie Taglioni were first produced. However, it was during the late 19th century, at the height of the Victorian Era, when the trend really took off. During this time, dolls were made to commemorate major figures in European royalty—like Queen Victoria herself. Victoria’s likenesses often wore...