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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Bach and Dolls

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Bach and Dolls: Public Domain Image What do the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach and dolls have in common--well, Bach was from Thuringia, where so...

Theriault's April 5th; all Photos Courtesy of our Friends and Theriault's

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Join Theriault's for a fun and fast and fact-filled one-hour auction of great antique dolls. Just have fun and maybe bring home a doll. The dolls are all available for viewing and bidding online. You can leave pre-bids, you can absentee bid, or you can make a reservation to bid by telephone at the actual time of the auction. Or you can be there online when the fun begins and watch the live audio/video feed.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dolls and Hawkeyes in Space- an Old Capitol Musem Exhibit

Antique Sofa, Old Capitol

On a recent trip, we were lucky enough to visit this exhibit in Iowa City.  This was an exhibit of space artifacts, many created at the U of I.  I include it here, because an erector set, a toy, influenced Prof. James Van Allen, one of the scientists heavily involved in these projects which included Galileo and other space probes.  Also included here are pics of the detailed, miniature scale models.  Miniatures of all kinds are in the realm of  dolls and doll houses, and those who collect them.  Of course, our beloved Herky Hawkeye mascot is also made as a doll, and we have several in the museum.  Doll collectors are never single-minded.  Enjoy these extraordinary photos.

Erector toys belonging to Prof. James Van Allen