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The Dolph Gotelli Collection is comprised of the following categories:
18th and 19th century Christmas artifacts including decorations, toys, books, and games. Other Christmas themed artifacts in the collection are functional articles as porcelain dinnerware and tea sets, nutcrackers ,party favors, silverware and other Victorian based holiday objects.
The Dolph Gotelli Collection of holiday ephemera is comprised of thousands of images of 18th and 19th century paper that documents the early imagery of St. Nicholas, Victorian family Christmas rituals and culture. Christmas Victorian cards, calendars, and other printed material are available for study and exhibitions. Other paper collections consist of early Children's book illustrations, Chromolithographs of fairy tales and Victorian children at play. Other holiday material features Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years, Easter and Fourth of July themes.
19th century whimsical toys dominant his collection interests and incorporates automatons, platform toys, Jack in the boxes, paper on wood toys, puppets and games.
International masks, global folk toys, and Central American and South American folk art comprise areas of this collection.
Spanish Colonial religious painting and sculpture.
This collection of 10,000 bags are now part of the Design Museum at the University of California at Davis and available for exhibitions.