Ginny Dolls

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Ginny Dolls

Ginny is an American made 8-1/2 inch doll immensely popular from 1951 through 1959. Produced by Jennie Graves, owner of Vogue Doll Company, Ginny was made of hard, durable plastic developed first for war uses. The doll's size and durability made it convenient for her to accompany a child everywhere. Storybooks relating Ginny's activities such as a trip around the country piqued children's imaginations while quantities of meticulously designed outfits and accessories encouraged play related to the doll's activities. Ginny was a forerunner of action figure dolls that contribute to children's development by encouraging factual-based play. The reasonably priced Ginny dolls were sold many places including drugstores and department stores.

—Taylor Shaw

Further Reading:

Izen, Judith, and Carol Stover. Collector's Encyclopedia of Vogue Dolls: Identification and Values. Paducah, Kentucky, Collector Books, 1998.

Mandeville, A. Glenn. Ginny, America's Sweetheart. Grantsville, Maryland, Hobby House Press, 1998.

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