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Object ID 2015.007.033
Object Name Sign
Collection Dolls
Credit line Gift of Eric R. Mosley, Sr.
Year Range from 1990
Year Range to 2000
Description Home-made balsawood label from the Brenda Mosely Doll Museum with text in black magic marker: "Happy / to be / Nappy." There are two small holes drilled into the upper corners of the sign.
Dimensions W-2.25 L-5.5 D-0.062 inches
Dimension Details framed 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
Dolls
Signs (Notices)
Search Terms Brenda Mosely
Dolls
African Americans
Signs
Twentieth Century
Material balsawood