Barbie’s 60th Anniversary

side profile of vintage barbie, toy photography by Tourmaline .

Mattel’s infamous Barbie doll celebrated her 60th anniversary on March 9, 2019. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures even threw her a birthday bash. And of course Mattel celebrated as well.

Back in December I discovered mine and my sister’s 40th anniversary Barbie’s, we were gifted by my grandmother 20 years ago now, in my parent’s attic. We weren’t allowed to open them at the time, but after double checking their value ($28 on ebay) I brought mine home, freed her from her constraints and swore to give her the photo shoot she deserves.

Her 60th birthday felt like the perfect time.

That said, I didn’t get to that photo shoot until late March, but at least she could breathe some fresh air until then :P

So here’s what I’ve come up with so far.

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Tourmaline .

Photographer of miniatures and writer on all things small.

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