During the holiday season and into the dark winter, the Schenectady County Historical Society is inviting everyone to bring their imaginations to “Dolls and Desserts,” an exhibit of its antique and vintage dolls presented with more than 100 miniature cakes, pies, fruits and Victorian goodies made from polymer clay.
A group of antique dolls from 1890-1910 are seen at the Schenectady County Historical Society. Different dessert molds, seen on the top shelf, inspired artist Deborah Crosby as she made the doll-sized versions.
An Effanbee baby boy doll from the 1940s is on display at the Historical Society with doll-sized “desserts” made by SCHS trustee and artist Deborah Crosby.
Curator Ryan Mahoney stands with the Yates Dollhouse on display at the Schenectady County Historical Society.
Curator Ryan Mahoney stands with the Yates Dollhouse on display at the Schenectady County Historical Society. Four feet high and 6 feet long, the two-story Federalist style house is one of the earliest documented dollhouses in New York state.