Recently, I revisited a topic I’ve been researching since my undergraduate days: the Barbara Ann Scott doll. I first looked at this doll in an image study of Eaton’s Catalogues preserved at the Archives of Ontario. The paper was inspired by my mom’s childhood memories of the skater. Since then I’ve revisited the history of the doll in my master’s thesis and used it as a springboard for discussion in undergraduate sports history classes.
I also blogged about Scott in my Fifteen for Section 15 series a few years ago.
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Scott’s gold medal win at the 1948 Winter Olympic Games in Switzerland. I could not resist putting together a short blog post on its history.
Read it here.