Vintage 1960's Ideal Tammy Doll Nurse While all the girls on my block played with Barbie and had my Tammy who I loved. Tammy was much taller then Barbie and I was rejected many times from playing with the Barbie girls on my block. LOL I had the Tammy that was package in a phone booth.
Just discovered she was marketed to encourage little girls with polio during the epidemic in the early 1950s…gives a whole other meaning to the crutches and the leg brace. Marybel could also be decorated with spots for measles and chickenpox and also had an extra splint for a broken arm with Johnson sticking plaster to bind up the splint. Quite a doll….