Drummond Home News

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Drummond Home News

Starting Feb. 1, the Drummond Home will be hosting the annual Antique doll exhibit. The exhibit will last the entire month and features many antique dolls such as J. D Kestners, Armand Marseilles, Ernst Koppelsdorf and several Shoenau Hoffmeisters, which are all German made dolls. There will also be an array of antique China , bisque, porcelain, and of course, we can’t forget the paper doll!

A little doll history for you! Dolls have been a part of human kind since prehistoric times, and used to depict religious figures or as a child’s plaything. These were mostly made of clay, fur or wood. Later as dolls gained popularity across many European countries, they were used to show smaller versions of the latest French fashions! Ornately dressed and decorated, many of these dolls were made of china, bisque and porcelain.

Later two very large competitive doll manufacturers emerged in Germany owned and operated by two men named Armand Marseille and Ernst Koppelsdorf. They made dolls with leather kiddolene bodies and later used a material called composition. American Pioneer women used to make the popular rag doll for their children using whatever was on hand. Paper dolls also became popular but were initially used for advertising purposes and/or to help promote the sales of certain retail items.

The exhibit will also encompass several collections of “Little Women” doll sets as well as the paper dolls from Louise May Alcott’s famous book, “Little Women”. The exhibit would make a wonderful afternoon outing for some special little girl or girls and we hope to see many attend!!

The Drummond Home is located at 305 North Price, Hominy, OK 74035.Our days and hours of operations are Wednesday through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tours be given between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1- to 5 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, please call 918-885-2374.