Vickers Originals

December 15, 2021

Barbara Vickers offers Civil War Dolls, Papers, Prints and Maps. Barbara hand makes black-and-white Topsy-Turvy Dolls, which can be purchased at her permanent Market locations in building A, booths 23 and 24.  The Topsy-Turvy Dolls originated in the Antebellum South before and during the Civil War.  The dolls were historically made by black women and children.  Because the dolls have a black and white side, the slave children would flip their dolls to the black side when an overseer or plantation owner appeared.