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Noreen can be contacted via the Victoria and Albert’s Museum of Children microsite, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.We have a very small team here at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, so we all have to do lots of different things.All sorts of people like different kinds of dolls, and I think it’s just terrific that there are so many collections and collectors around.There have been so many different dolls in the last 50 years and so much marketing has gone into them, it’s almost impossible to keep up.I can’t remember precisely when Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote , but the little girl in that classic childrens book had a wax doll.The Pierottis were still making dolls in the early 20th century, but I think in general by then most manufacturers were principally producing ceramic dolls rather than wax ones. Although every manufacturer had its own recipe, the composition was made principally from wood pulp and mixed with things like plaster, egg shell, and other materials to give it a certain amount of shine.
I can’t bear dolls, and I certainly can’t bear wax dolls.” Oh, dear. When I was a child, I collected dolls with costumes from different countries. If you knew somebody who was going to Spain, they’d bring you back a Spanish doll in a Spanish costume.They would put sticks together and make a doll-like thing.The poorer children would have to be more ingenious.They made them themselves, or their parents or older brothers did.If you didn’t come from a family with a lot of money and you didn’t live in a town, you’d be very much thrown back on your resources for playthings.