During World War II, she developed doll representations of the armed forces to boost morale, and by the late 1940s, she switched to using hard plastic for her dolls because it was harder to break.In 1953, she released the Alexander-kins, eight-inch dolls made of plastic.Mattel has a standard set of measurements for Barbie, but dolls can vary slightly so any self-respecting researcher would measure one themselves.Do the maths So, one trip to the toy shop and one measuring session with "Tricky Triplets Barbie" later, these are the vital statistics the Magazine was left with: If Libby's waist size of 28ins (71.1cm) were to remain unchanged, then applying Barbie's proportions to her would mean Libby shoots up in height, to an Amazonian at 7ft 6ins (2.28m) tall.Founder Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman grew up surrounded by dolls.She lived above her father’s doll hospital, the first ever in the U.S., and started making her own cloth dolls during World War I to help his business.
But the vital statistics they used in their studies are not readily available.
A pretty girl with nice colour and the hand assisted walking action works well. Nicely dressed in knitted outfit of skirt, vest, wrap around cardi and sweet little shoulder bag. 1950s Black Pedigree Moulded Hair Hard Plastic Baby Doll - TLC - £65.00 Very seldom found 1950s black hard plastic Pedigree Delite baby doll, 18 inches in height with amber flirty/sleep eyes and sweet moulded curls.
21 inches in height, she has blue flirty/sleep eyes, all lashes, tongue/teeth and original mohair wig (untidy). Left eye is a little set back/ "squiffy", light expected play scuffs, residue of factory wig glue just below the front hair line (from manufacture) and usual non working mama.
1950s Pedigree Walker 21" Doll - Red Party Dress - Early 1950s Pedigree hard plastic hand assisted vintage walking doll wearing lovely deep red party dress. No play cracks or odours and the hand assisted walking action works well.
She's marked "VOGUE Jill - Made in USA 1957" to back. 21 inches in height, she's a good clean girl with amber flirty/sleep eyes, all lashes and original astrakhan wig (excellent).
She was inspired by Ruth's daughter Barbie (of course), as an alternative to their weekly shopping for paper dolls.