Name: African Baby
Made by and When: Pedigree, 1950s
Material: Hard plastic (cellulose acetate)
Marks: Pedigree (on the neck)
Height: 16 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black astrakhan wig/brown eyes/red painted open lips with two inserted upper teeth
Clothes: Redressed as shown, has original gold-tone hoop earrings
Other: The doll’s flirty eyes are now stationary. During the 1950s and prior, Pedigree used very deep coloring for the dolls that represented people of African descent. This color was not as widely used in the United States for Black dolls unless they were derogatory caricatures of Black people.
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