Margaret Woodbury Strong was an American collector and philanthropist. She was an avid collector, especially of toys and her large collection formed the basis for the Strong National Museum of Play.
Her passion was collecting dolls, doll houses, and toys. She added gallery wings and outbuildings to her estate which she eventually termed a "Museum of Fascination."
The grounds contained a town of dollhouses. In 1968 she received state approval for the establishment of a museum. At her death in 1969, her doll collection numbered 22,000 and was the cornerstone of a collection containing more than 300,000 items.
This set of 'Trouble Dolls' is circa 1977 and MINT IN BOX!
In the land of Guatemala the Indians tell this old story. They teach that when you have troubles, share them with your dolls. Remove one doll for each problem. Before you go to sleep tell the doll your trouble. While you are sleeping the dolls will try to solve your troubles. Since there are only six dolls you are allowed only six troubles a day.
These 'Trouble Dolls' were purchased at The Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum in Rochester, New York.
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