Smoker Dolls of the Art Deco Era

Date:  Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time:  11:30 am ET

National Doll Club member Patricia Brill (also known as motherxmas), explores the popularity of Smoker Dolls. They were manufactured in the narrow time frame of 1922-1932, during the Art Deco era (1919-1939).

Smoker dolls are reminiscent of a time when images of adults smoking cigarettes were marketed as the epitome of glamour and sophistication. Smoking was the hallmark of liberation and independence for young women who turned their backs on Edwardian values in favor of a more carefree flapper attitude. The jazz babies had arrived.

Cigarette dolls represent the excesses of the Roaring Twenties that came to an abrupt end when the economy tanked with the stock market crash in 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. Learn more as Patricia Brill takes you back in time to Europe after the end of World War 1.

National Doll Club invites the UFDC community to attend. Please email to request a link, no later than one day before the program (100 person limit).

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