Postcard from Barbie

Barbie is not always blonde. This elegant doll was created for the fashion doll's 50th anniversary. Middle age never looked so good.

Barbie is not always blonde. This elegant doll was created for the fashion doll’s 50th anniversary.

Today is a historic day for the Barbie doll. On this day in 1959, the original Barbie, sporting black and white swimsuit and impossibly long legs, first appeared. This anniversary doll is on display at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience near Fort Lauderdale. Our recent tour of Barbie’s large-as-life pink house appears here.

© Text and photo Mary K. Tilghman

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