Hiatus Post No. 8 – Antiques

I am taking April off from Disperser Tracks, from reading blogs, from Facebook, from Twitter, and from the Internet in general. I plan to return (virtually) live on May 1st. 

Meanwhile, I scheduled a few posts (like this one) to go live during April . . . like a blog heartbeat of sorts.

I should mention, I am not monitoring comments. I will eventually read them in May, but if anyone has a question, the best bet is to send me an e-mail.

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We have not done so for some time now, but we used to visit antique stores pretty regularly.  Dolls are a big part of antique shops and they take many forms.

Florence Antique Shops

That’s a mannequin modelling what I was told was an authentic (American) Indian dress. . . . perhaps it is so; I am, after all, not an expert.

As dolls go, that’s not too bad, as is this next one . . .



I thought that was quite unique and interesting sitting on the concession counter.

Sometimes I come across versions of dolls I covered in other posts, such as these heroes of mine.






Sometimes I come across dolls that are downright creepy . . . I now have a better idea where psychopaths come from; they were given one of these dolls to play with.



Or, perhaps they were adopted by animals, as this poor kid appears to have been.


Often, the depiction of humans in doll form is plain disturbing . . .


. . . a young John the baptist?

Dolls have occasionally been put to use as lamp posts . . . along with a parakeet (or parrot).

Florence Antique Shops

Florence Antique Shops

I am not sure if these qualify as dolls . . . they do, however, appear destructive; they did quite the job on the furniture. Probably, at night and when no one was around.


Some depictions of quasi-humans and quasi-animals defy description; you just look and wonder what was going on in the mind of the artist . . . and on the mind of the person that bought it.


Apparently, “Dragon & Angel” is worth $22.

Some dolls are humorous, as this lemon-sucking-and-bed-pan doll illustrates.


Except for dogs, animals don’t seem particularly thrilled when posing for the artist.


. . . and some artists obviously had non-human models to work with.


Occasionally, one comes across interesting and not altogether objectionable depictions of the human figure.



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4 Responses to Hiatus Post No. 8 – Antiques

  1. Dolls…good variety of beautiful, creepy, and weird. :-)
    Love The 3 Stooges dolls! :-)
    That dino baby is from an old TV show called Dinosaurs. The baby always said, “I’m the baby, gotta’ love me!” :-P
    HUGS!!! :-)


  2. AnnMarie says:

    I think that people actually intended to create those ugly dolls. But, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The question is, what were they beholding when creating them?


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