Olmsted County, Minnesota's History Center are sharing portraits of the creepiest dolls in their antiques collection. Folks can vote online for their favorite and the winner will be on display next week for Halloween. From MPR News:
"The doll I disdain handling is the one with human hair," said curator Dan Nowakowski as he holds up a doll from the 1800s with an impressive braid and a dead-eye stare…
One creepshow contender was made with cloth for the head and limbs. "And then it was painted with a facial tone color, but the paint has chipped away," Nowakowski said. "And now, unfortunately with the paint chipping, it looks like a mummy."
Nowakowski said that for a lot of the collection's dolls, the unsettling freakiness is all in the eyes.