Y.W.C.A. New Girl's Party, 1913
This photo from the album of Lydia Buttolph, Class of 1916, is captioned “Mechanical dolls – at Y.W.C.A. new girl’s party, Sept. 1913.” Six unidentified women dressed as dolls stand in front of Bowen Hall. While five of the women are dressed as female dolls, one is dressed as a boy wearing shorts and a large tie. One of the women wears a head scarf and blackface in a stereotyped caricature of a Black doll.
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