Dolls, As Artificial People

Two dolls found in 1979
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Two dolls found in 1979 in a bassinet at a flea market in Oakland.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Oakland Flea Market, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 1979, Slide scanned in 2005)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Doll19790000_01
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Dolls hung from a wire in 1979
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Dolls hung from a wire in 1979. From this photographic evidence, it is clear that dolls shrink as they age.
Dolls As Artificial People   •  Oakland Flea Market, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 1979, Slide scanned in 2005)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Doll19790000_02
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Doll and spooky head drove down the street
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Many cars in the Carnival parade were decorated with dolls and other figurines. Here a doll and spooky head were driven down the street as if being honored.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  San Francisco 2006 Carnival Parade   •  16th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2006, Slide scanned in 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Doll20060000_02
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Doll inside window and figurine outside
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It was startling to come across a scene like this in France. The juxtaposition reminded us of the American South.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Albert, France, E.U.   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2006, Slide scanned in 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Doll20060000_04
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A doll looked out from behind mildly frosted glass
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A doll in 2006 looked out from behind mildly frosted glass. The effect was much like the filters used in old films. A means to soften the features of an actress in closeup.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Cocquerel, France, E.U.   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2006, Slide scanned in 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Doll20060000_05
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Posed stiffly in an old dress
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A doll in 2007 was used as a mannequin in an antique store's window. The accessories and dress were marked for sale, not the doll.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Rockridge area, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Doll20070000_01
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Doll held for ransom
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While walking through a quiet neighborhood behind Josaphat Park, we stumbled across this doll in an apartment window.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  In a window, Brussels, Belgium   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BlindfoldeddoolBrussels_01
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People cheered
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In 2009, a doll sat at the forefront among other toys and figurines. This car was decorated outside the old house boats.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Art Car, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CrowdonArtCarSausalito_01
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Doll adoptee reached toward future parent
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New European dolls for sale in 2007. The outdoor market was filled with art and antiques, and held very few new items like these.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Outdoor market, Brussels, Belgium   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #InBrusselsMart_01
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Discarded doll became part of art
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This doll was found in 2007 just tossed atop a piece of modern art. The art piece was attached to a roll-up door.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Valencia Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #InWindowValenciaStSF_01
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Lost dolls of Dublin
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The Grand Canal ran through the neighborhoods at the edge of town. A scenic canal but with trash tossed in at random spots.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Grand Canal, Dublin, Ireland   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #LostDublinT_01
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Fancy head awaited sale
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In 2007, this doll head was found in an outdoor market in Brussels. It was on display surrounded by jewelry.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Outdoor market, Brussels, Belgium   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #withHairBeadsBrussels_01
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Tightly knit doll managed to dream
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A knit doll in 2007, found in a store window in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Hayes Valley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:56:13 Monday 31 December 2007)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #OnPillowHayes_9083B
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The doll did not trust that yellow light
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This doll was found in 2008 in, of all places, a bookstore's window.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Karlsruhe, Germany   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:11:16 Saturday 16 February 2008)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BookstoreKarlsruheGermany_0556B
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The doll was surprised when the sun came out
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This doll in 2008 was used to display baby clothes for sale.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  2008 Aloha Festival   •  Presidio Parade Grounds, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 15 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken 12:34:20 Friday 8 August 2008)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #AloahFestivalPresidio_1725BCX
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Scarecrow doll among weeds
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This 2009 scarecrow doll was found stuck into a pile of dirt and weeds just behind where new construction had begun to improve the area. Two people on motorcycles said they found the doll there too.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Huffaker Park, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 13 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:28:12 Tuesday 3 February 2009)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #HuffakerParkMissionBaySF_8843BCX
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Abandoned doll on newsstand
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A perfectly good doll was found abandoned in 2009 on a newsstand just a block behind where a band was performing.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  2009 Art And Soul Festival   •  Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 13 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:26:26 Saturday 15 August 2009)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #ArtAndSoulOakland_8062BCX
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Doll in a pile of dolls
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On Thanksgiving day, a young girl had cleaned her room to help prepare for the arrival of guests. This was one of the dolls put away.


Dolls As Artificial People   •  Thanksgiving dinner   •  Brentwood, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 13 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:11:50 Thursday 26 November 2009)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TdayMelinda_0265BCX
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