So, I found this cool Raggedy Ann and Andy painting at the thrift store. What's interesting about it is that Raggedy Ann and Andy are black. The only references I could think of in pop culture to the characters were always their white counterparts. But the popularity of the dolls came about because they were usually hand-made with McCall's patterns, so naturally someone made the dolls with different skin colors to match their own children's experience. And that practice took off and spun it's own, less acknowledged, web of black Raggedy Ann and Andy paraphernalia resulting in these adorable and eery little paintings. America through the lens of a thrift store is so fucked up.
Oh, and aren't these Sally Jesse Raphael glasses sexy???? Who's thrifting with me next week???