Jackie Ormes’ 1947 Patty-Jo

Name: Patty-Jo

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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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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