From Around The World
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after the birth of his younger daughter,
Charles Shroh/Allen began collecting dolls during his travels as a
Merchant Mariner. He paid particular attention to three things:
1) the dolls must be in native costume, 2) variety, and 3) the dolls,
whenever possible, would be the type of dolls with which native children
actually played. To accomplish this, Capt. Allen avoided tourist
areas, seeking out shops and markets in small towns and villages.
result was a unique collection of over 75 foreign dolls procured over a
14 year period, from 1943 to 1957. Several dolls in this collection
have won awards in doll shows held in Galveston, Texas during the 1940's
dolls included on this page are representative of the entire collection.
Their selction was based on variety, and condition.
LIST BY COUNTRY
on Country to See Photo of Doll