Vintage Photos Of Creepy Dolls And The Factories That Made Them

Baby dolls aren’t necessarily the finest fodder for nightmares, but these photos of creepy dolls and doll factories from the 1930s to the 1950s may just change your mind:

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Creepy Dolls

Merlyn Severn/Picture Post/Getty ImagesDolls' heads waiting to dry in the factory.

Doll Heaven

Orlando /Three Lions/Getty ImagesA young girl laughs at the sight of dolls' heads at the Ideal Toy Company in Long Island, New York. The company was one of the largest toy producers in the world in 1955.

Doll Mould

Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty ImagesDoll parts in an injection mould at Cascelloid's factory at Leicester, England in 1951.

Leg Production

Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesIn the factory of Cascelloid Limited, the limbs of the famous Patsy doll hang up to dry.

Doll's Eyes

William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty ImagesA worker trims the eyelashes on a pair of doll's eyes at a factory in Totton, Southampton, which specializes in the manufacture of doll parts.

Doll Factory

FPG/Getty ImagesA row of doll's heads in a German factory circa 1950.

Doll Factory

Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty ImagesDoll factory in France preparing for Christmas.

Baby Doll Heads

Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty ImagesA worker painting celluloid doll heads at a Leicester, England factory.


Keystone-FranceGamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesA worker paints doll faces at a factory in Italy.


Keystone-FranceGamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesInside a Paris doll factory in 1945.

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