Made By/Year: Terri Lee Doll Co., 1947
Designed by: Jackie Ormes
Material: Composition-type hard plastic
Marks: Terri Lee Patent Pending (on doll’s back)
Height: 16 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black mannequin wig, painted black eyes, closed mouth with red lip color
Clothing: Wears original, tagged Terri Lee red and white check sundress with matching larger red and white check panties.
Other: Patty-Jo was inspired by African American cartoonist, Jackie Ormes’ comic-strip character Patty-Jo. Ormes collaborated with the Terri Lee Doll Co. to create a three-dimensional version of her comic-strip character. Patty-Jo was on the market from 1947-1949.
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