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"The White Doll"
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The family of this African-American girl photgraphed by Masha Arms were sharecroppers with few amenities, and the doll was a favored toy. While children today have the option of playing with dolls with a variety of skin colors, at the time this photograph was taken, most mass-produced American dolls had white skin.
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