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Golliwog

From the Collection of Mont De Lancey 71 Wellington Road Wandin North Victoria

Description
Two knitted Golliwogs.
1. - Green pants, yellow belt, red top, green cravat and blue eyes.
2. - Red, blue and yellow striped pants, red jacket, blue cravat, blue eyes and red shoes.
Size
1. 22 cm H. 2. 42 cm H
Object Registration
1130 House
Keywords
golliwogs, soft toys
Historical information
Golliwog dolls were enormously popular in the first half of the 20th Century but became socially incorrect during the civil rights era of the 1960's. A lot of people had them in their childhood and remember them with affection. The stories of "Little Black Sambo" and "Epaminondas" similarly were books loved by children but have disappeared from the shelves for the same reason.
Last updated
2 Mar 2020 at 10:52PM