Name: Sleepy Baby
Made by and When: Shackman, late 1950s to early-1960s
Material: Stuffed stocking face and hands; cloth body, arms, and legs
Height: 6-1/2 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown bangs (a red cap covers the rest of the head)/stitched closed eyes and stitched mouth with a red circle painted over the stitching.
Clothes: Red knit cap and long-sleeved blouse; turquoise and white check pants that cover the feet
Other: At least three Black Sleepy Baby versions were made by Shackman that date back to the 1950s. A 1950s version with open eyes came in a box labeled “Colored Girl Doll.” These dolls were sold in five-and-dime stores. Handwritten in pencil on the top of this doll’s box is the original price of $2.00.
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