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    Question about a doll in a tintype

    This is not a dug find but still a find none the less. I collect images and came across this one. I know nothing about dolls. If anyone could tell me anything about this doll I would greatly appreciate it. The only thing that I can think is that it is the great grandmother of Chucky!




    The second image was lightened to show a bit more detail.

    If this thread is in the wrong place, I am sorry. Please move it to where it needs to be.

    Doug

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Wow. Creepy.

    Do a Google search on "doll hospital". You find lots of knowledgeable people.

    My boss just had a doll from the 1920's restored. It was amazing what they did and the detailed doll info she got from the "doll doctor".

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    I never liked dolls , or clowns . That one is very scary .

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    I think it is chuckys grandma.

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt
    Wow. Creepy.

    Do a Google search on "doll hospital". You find lots of knowledgeable people.

    My boss just had a doll from the 1920's restored. It was amazing what they did and the detailed doll info she got from the "doll doctor".

    DCMatt
    Great advice.

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Looks like a ventriloquist doll. I see a string of sort off the right arm going over the left shoulder and the mouth looks like it opens and closes.

    Wonder why they took a pic of it? Maybe the owner wanted to keep a photo collection of their dolls.

    Oh, I don't like Chucky!
    Annmarie

    PS: Hmmm...maybe not a ventriloquist doll after looking at it again and finding the below info.

    "Ventriloquism was originally called "belly-talking," from the Latin words ventri (stomach) and loqui (speech) and the belief that the sounds rose from the stomach. The first ventriloquists were mystical beings (often women), believed to be possessed. By the mid 1700s, ventriloquists were viewed as tricksters. By the mid-1800s, ventriloquists were entertaining; the dummy or puppet was not introduced until the 1900s."
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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Quote Originally Posted by Rando

    looks like a eyedropper type thing in it's mouth.
    maybe a 'betsy wetsie" type thing?

    That thing creeps me out, man.
    Yeah , What is that thing in it's mouth ?

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Turtlefoot , are you selling it ? Or are you thinking of buying it from this link .

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...cat2_gallery_4

    $35 seems like a good price for a tintype like this . It was rare for people to take pics of just a doll back in those days . Most of the time they would have a kid holding it .

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    Turtlefoot , are you selling it ? Or are you thinking of buying it from this link .

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...cat2_gallery_4

    $35 seems like a good price for a tintype like this . It was rare for people to take pics of just a doll back in those days . Most of the time they would have a kid holding it .
    thats some fancy research. i wouldn't want a doll like that.... i would punch it in the face every time i saw it
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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Is that a balloon in it's mouth?

    http://anonymousworks.blogspot.com/2...ain-dolls.html

    http://anonymousworks.blogspot.com/2...cial-doll.html

    http://www.jcosmas.com/tintypesimages/tt-62combined.jpg

    Just some examples...guess photographing dolls was a big thing. Sad to see all those tintype photos out there with no idea whom the person or persons are in them. That's just the genealogists in me!
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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    Quote Originally Posted by Rando

    looks like a eyedropper type thing in it's mouth.
    maybe a 'betsy wetsie" type thing?

    That thing creeps me out, man.
    Yeah , What is that thing in it's mouth ?
    ? is it a balloon or light bulb?
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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    Turtlefoot , are you selling it ? Or are you thinking of buying it from this link .

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...cat2_gallery_4

    $35 seems like a good price for a tintype like this . It was rare for people to take pics of just a doll back in those days . Most of the time they would have a kid holding it .
    I'm selling it. I purchased a nice sized lot of cased images and there were some "loose" tins included. To be honest, I don't like this image. I sort of creeps me out. I priced it low enough to hopefully move it fairly quickly. I had more trouble listing this image than ANY other image in the past too!

    I am not bother by "haunted" things or "evil numbers" and the like but I don't like the fact that when I measured it with the micrometer it measured 3.666 inches!

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Quote Originally Posted by Rando
    Kinda reminds me of that doll in the (puke) "saw" movies.
    I have never seen any of the Saw movies. Now I am going to have to try and find a pic.

    Doug

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    Just check out the affro on that freak.

    Creepy little bast#rd

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    Re: Question about a doll in a tintype

    From the pic, it looks like a German Bisque Doll with wool hair, and bisque forearms & legs. Their bodies were cloth or leather, and were stuffed with sand or straw. Some had bisque bodies. If you Google Antique German Bisque Dolls you will probably find the maker. To see a tin type of a doll is strange since during that time, photography was expensive. I would guess some Mother lost her baby/child, and attached herself to this doll as a substitute, which even more creepy. I noticed one of the eyes has moved away from the opening socket. The German hand-blown eyes were on a "Y" shaped piece of metal with a small lead weight at the bottom. Wonder if she was Mommy Dearest and 'b' slapped the doll!
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