history of Bringloe Frances

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Company history and description of the company Bringloe Frances

In the early 1950's Frances Bringloe started making dolls.
Her first dolls were made as a project for her son's history class and she continued this interest in teaching history and about native people throughout her doll making career. She made several sets of dolls specifically for educational museum displays. She was also very eager to encourage other doll artists and wanted people to know how she made her dolls. She left many of her dolls, tools and information about her doll making process to the Rosalie Wheyl Museum of Doll Art where an educational display with some of this is now on display.
She joined th National Institute of American Doll Artists, NIADA, in 1971.

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