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Object ID 2015.007.018
Object Name Doll
Collection Dolls
Credit line Gift of Eric R. Mosley, Sr.
Date 2009
Made Mattel
Makers mark Packaging marked by Mattel
Description "Barbie Basics" series collector Barbie doll from the Black Label, model no. 4, collection 001 in its original packaging. The African American female doll has short hair and painted features and wears a long-sleeved black mini dress and strappy high heels. The box is mostly black and white with pink accents and has a full-length picture on the back of all the dolls in this series.
Dimensions W-5 L-13 D-2.5 inches
Dimension Details box dimensions
Owned Brenda B. Mosely
Used Brenda B. Mosely African American Doll Collection
Provenance This doll came from the large collection of African American dolls that belonged to Brenda B. Mosely (1950-2012) of Newark, DE. The entire collection consisted of over 3000 African American-themed dolls that were housed in the basement of her Newark home in a private doll museum. Themes in the private museum included Afro-centric dolls dressed in African costume, glamor dolls, antique/vintage dolls, historically themed dolls, rag dolls, and family dolls (babies, grandmothers etc.)
Subjects Afro-Americans
Search Terms Brenda Mosely
African Americans
Twenty-First Century
Barbie Dolls
Barbie Basics Collection
Material Plastic doll; synthetic fabric clothing; mixed media packaging
Place of Origin Indonesia