The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is proud to announce its latest historic exhibition, The Original Toy Story: The Live Dolls Children’s Book Series, on view now through the end of August, 2010. The display details the fascinating book series about dolls who come to life or Live Dolls, as written byJosephine Scribner Gates (1859-1930), who was raised in Toledo.
The exhibit also features the works of illustrator Virginia Keep Clark (1878-1962), of New Orleans, Louisiana. Clark illustrated most of Gates’ Live Dolls books.
The exhibition is being presented by the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department, and is located behind glass in The Blade Rare Book Room, located on the third level of Main Library, 325 Michigan St. The display includes Gates’ Live Doll books, a sample of Clark’s original illustrations from the Children’s Library collection, and 11 older dolls, including vintage Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls on loan to the Library from private collectors. This exhibit is FREE and open to the public during regular Main Library hours.
- Toledo Public Library