Haunting images of abandoned, lost, and left-behind dolls
Objects carry stories with them
As a miniature model of a human being, dolls have historically taken on a number of different uses and have frequently been used in symbolism. They have also been used in magic and religious rituals tracing back to ancient civilizations, including Egypt, Greece, and Rome. With no defined line between spiritual dolls and toys, they have made their way into local lore, where there is no shortage of legends of possessed dolls.
But dolls are also often left behind as a result of abandonment, tragedy, or merely as a result of the passage of time. Browse the gallery and check out these haunting photos of abandoned or otherwise lost dolls.
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LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age