The DEP doll company was founded in 1920 in France by the Delord family. The company's name is an acronym for "Delord et Père" (Delord and Father). DEP dolls were initially made of papier-mâché, but they later switched to composition and vinyl. The company was known for its high-quality dolls, which were often dressed in fashionable clothing. DEP dolls were also popular for their realistic features.
In the 1950s, DEP dolls became increasingly popular in the United States. The company's dolls were featured in magazines such as Life and Look, and they were also sold in department stores such as Macy's and Gimbels. DEP dolls were also popular with collectors, and some of the company's early dolls are now considered to be valuable antiques.
Some of the most popular DEP dolls include the Bébé Jumeaux (Twin Babies) doll, which was made of more...
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