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Catalog Number 11681-64
Title Clothes, Doll, Orange Cap for Troll Doll
Object Name Clothing, Doll
Description Homemade winter hat for Troll dolls, primarily orange with a blue design on side and a black bob at the top.
Date 1965, ca.
Year Range from 1964
Year Range to 1965
Culture Ukrainian
Material Felt
Made Livingston, Jan
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Height (in) 3
Width (in) 2.25
People Livingston, Jan
Livingston, Jan
History Homemade clothing for troll dolls made by Jan Livingston of Lincoln when she was eight or nine years old. The clothing was based on patterns Jan's mother purchased. Jan Livingston Brady writes, "Troll dolls became popular just as we girls were growing too old to play with Barbie dolls. It must have been around fourth and fifth (1964/1965) grade that we played with them. My friends first saw roll dolls at the neighborhood card store which was located on South 27th Street, just south of Calvert Blvd, where Wods Brothers Realty now is. TWe were all intrigued with the word "Dam" that was stamped on teh back of the dolls, giggling that such a naughty word could actually be the name of a doll. There were numerous fake troll dolls, but they were not stamped "Dam". The real thing cost $1.95 which I remember my mother cautioning me was a waste of money.

My first troll doll had black hair and it was combed so many times that the original black hair was almost all combed out. I replaced it with the orange hair from another troll doll. The early troll dolls had soft mohair wool hair. Later models of roll dolls came with a synthetic hair that was straight and more easily combed. The yellow/black hair doll was a Southeast High School troll doll and the doll with red/black painted body was a Lincoln High School troll doll. We girls all made felt clothes for the dolls. The felt clothes with these dolls were all made by me when I was eight or nine years old from a pattern that my mother had purchased."
Credit line Jan Livingston Brady, Brookville, Ohio
Collection Brady, Jan Livingston