I found these photos of a doll factory operating in the 1950s in Canada and thought they were fascinating! I especially like the above photo of the girl painting in a room full of doll heads, just hanging there on their various pegs.
Below a woman carefully assembles doll eyes from a bin full of their parts. You can see the bands of lashes framing each eye piece!
These photos were shot for a newspaper article on the manufacturer in 1956. It’s incredible to see the details and process behind creating these dolls.
Below a worker attaches the hair to the doll’s head with a piece of machinery.
And above is the finished product with a customer!
Happy Friday! I hope you’re enjoying these little vintage photo essays, I love exploring historical archives and sharing the weird or unique bits I find.