I had my share of Barbie's, but frankly, I didn't identify with them. I had brown, curly hair, not straight blond hair, and I liked to ride my bike, swim, and play games more than I enjoyed dressing and styling a tiny doll whose clothes were too small to begin with.
Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden -- Reminds me of Cinderella's ballgown before her step sisters ripped it up
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