1880s Cloth Doll

Photographs courtesy of Deborah Butler-Johnson

Name: Circa 1880s Cloth Doll

Made by and When: 1880s, handmade

Material: Cloth

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 18 inches

Hair/Eyes: Black twisted yarn hair (possibly glued on), painted facial features with a smiling mouth that exposes painted teeth

Clothes: Original full-length dress with apron

Other: This is a lovely representation of a handmade antique cloth doll from the collection of Deborah Butler Johnson.

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