Faces and Places Barbie

Barbie was first introduced in 1959, by Ruth Handler, the wife of Elliot Handler, the founder of the Mattel toy company. Barbie dolls have been a popular toy for children for decades. To celebrate the movie, and our love for Barbie, we've found some of our favorite Barbie photographs from our historic photograph archive Faces and Places. We even gave the photos a Barbie makeover for the blog! 

We'd love to talk Barbies. Did you have a favorite Barbie growing up? Leave us a comment below! 

Written by Cierra Earl, Local History and Genealogy Department, Covington branch. 

History Barbie

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Get ready to see the Barbie movie by brushing up on your knowledge of all things Barbie.

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