Name: Walking African Girl
Made by and When: Pedigree, 1950s
Material: Hard plastic
Marks: Pedigree (on the neck)
Height: 16 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black astrakhan wig/brown flirty eyes/red painted lips with two inserted upper teeth
Clothes: Period-appropriate red circle-print dress, red Cinderella-marked sandals, gold-tone hoop earrings
Other: 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.