Artifact Details

Title

Computer Engineer Barbie doll

Catalog Number

102716426

Type

Physical object

Date

2010 ca.

Manufacturer

Mattel, Inc.

Place Manufactured

China

Identifying Numbers

Other number 027084995855 Proof of purchase barcode number
Other number 3170HF Stamped into box
Other number V7123 On bottom of box

Dimensions

overall: 2 3/8 in x 6 in x 12 3/4 in

Description

Object consists of "ethnic" doll and original packaging which depicts a computer workstation.

Category

Ephemera/other

Curator Notes

Barbie is a doll that has always reflected her times and the career choices available to women. Computer engineer will be the 126th career for Barbie, who turned 50 in 2009. A companion online website allows girls to explore this and other careers using codes placed inside the package. With her pink laptop, cell phone and Bluetooth headset, Computer Engineer Barbie is ready to code!

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X6155.2011