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Barbie Vanity Set

TitleBarbie Vanity Set
Object NameBarbie Vanity Set
Manufactured ByStandard Pyroxoloid Company
Manufactured ForMattel
DescriptionMattel Barbie brand vanity set in original packaging. Packaging has Mattel brand as well as SPC's trademark and title. Set contains a hand mirror with a picture of Barbie on the back; a hairbrush, comb, and two 'trinket' boxes. Barbie is not just a doll; for generations of young girls; she has been a way of life. This set was intended not for the dolls, but for the girls who play (and identify) with them. These items were molded in Leominster, Massachusetts, where vanity sets in horn and cellulose nitrate had been made for generations
Date Manufactured1971
Manufacturing ProcessInjection Molded
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2008.15
DonorGift of National Plastics Center. Originally gift of Saundra Lane
Broad SubjectToys and Games
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