Creepy Antique Dolls

House Crazy Sarah loves old things… but antique dolls have always given her a cold shiver up the spine.

Creepy antique doll

It’s hard to identify exactly why vintage dolls are so creepy. Could it be the frozen facial expressions…

creepy old dolls

creepy old dolls

The unbalanced proportions…

Creepy antique doll

Or just deterioration from age?

Creepy antique dolls

Creepy antique dolls

Perhaps it is a combination of all these things.

Creepy antique dolls

Good Lord! How could these nasty dolls ever have brought joy to children?

Creepy antique dolls

These baby dolls are terrifying!

Creepy antique dolls

Creepy antique dolls

Each of these antique dolls could be at the center of a horror movie.

Creepy antique dolls

Have a look at some even older dolls – dolls that were handmade because they predate the industrial revolution…

primitive handmade dolls

There is something particularly disturbing about these primitive dolls.

Creepy antique dolls

Some are so crudely made by hand, it is amazing they survived for centuries.

primitive handmade dolls

primitive handmade dolls

Yikes!

primitive handmade dolls

Look how the faces were just painted on – fascinating folk art!

primitive handmade dolls

primitive handmade dolls

It’s hard to believe, but some people pay good money to collect these old things.

creepy old dolls

primitive handmade dolls

House Crazy Sarah likes the diversity of that bunch of dolls.

Not all dollies were white. No, many were made to reflect the darker skin tones of the children who played with them.

primitive handmade dolls

primitive handmade dolls

primitive handmade dolls

No matter their color, these primitive dolls are endlessly frightful.

primitive handmade dolls

Sleep well, my pretties…

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