Happy 52nd Birthday, Barbie: Photographs of the Iconic Doll

More

>Barbie_1959_First_Editions.jpg


First-edition Barbie dolls from 1959 displayed in the Toy Museum in Prague. Wikimedia Commons.


Barbie turns 52 today, and although you could say she's getting a little old, she's still everywhere. Bloomberg just reported that she's been giving her manufacturer, Mattel, a serious edge in the toy industry: "The El Segundo, California-based company said higher sales of its Barbie brand boosted fourth-quarter profit above analysts' estimates." One way to celebrate the most successful doll ever? With Slate's Magnum photo gallery of Barbies all over the world and throughout time, worth a look especially for the funny, moody, Barbie-as-art-photography-model pictures near the end.

Read the full story at Slate.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Daniel Fromson, a former associate editor at The Atlantic, is a writer based in Washington, D.C. He writes regularly for The Washington Post. His work has also appeared in Harper's Magazine, New York, and Slate.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In