Vintage African-American Handmade Doll w/ Dr. MLK Pinback (1980's)

$75.00 $65.00

Vintage Handmade African-American doll from the early 1980's in good condition. Doll is adorned with pigtails, printed clothing, a 1983 pin advocating for a national holiday recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a vintage Continental Societies pin. See photos for condition/wear & tear. Fabric on feet is open and stuffing is showing.  Measures 24" tall.

About: It is unknown how/where these dolls were made and if the MLK pin and Continental Societies ribbon were added by the owner post-production. 1983 marks the year President Reagan signed the bill to make Dr. Martin Luther King Day a nationally-recognized holiday. Continental Societies (represented on the vintage ribbon) was a non-profit organization founded in 1956 by a group of women and continues to operate today. Learn more here.

Note: All BLK MKT Vintage inventory is vintage, "well-loved" and most times, with minor imperfections. Unless otherwise noted, items posted for sale are not reprints or reproductions. As with all vintage or antique items signs of wear and tear are to be expected; these include discoloration, fading and overall, patina. All items are described and pictured to demonstrate accurate condition. The provenance of some items is known and documented, while others have no accessible lineage. If there are any questions or concerns please email before purchasing as ALL SALES ARE FINAL & RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED (with exceptions for extreme cases/misrepresentations).

 

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