Anthony & Mattel Ken Doll 1963 from Linick's Boro Park
Here I am in Nov/Dec1963 with my Mattel Ken doll purchased in Linick's in Boro Park, Brooklyn NYC. He had cooler clothes than I did. This was my pre-G.I. Joe digging trenches in the yard and lobbing dirt-bombs at my friend's G.I. Joe days. Still Ken taught me some fashion sense. Damn! I want a shirt like Ken's now!
My cousins still have this doll without the clothes. Yes Ken is lying naked, locked in a dark draw. I relinquished him to my cousin's Barbies long ago when they came over to play with him. Cousin Letty has him now. Kodak Brownie with flashbulb by Mom. Dig that early 50s "atomic age" wallpaper and the 110 year old glass doorknob (as of 1963!).