Amosandra/Patsy Baby

Name: Amosandra/Patsy Baby

Made by and When: Effanbee, 1936

Material: Composition

Marks: EFFANBEE / Patsy Baby (nape of neck and mid-back)

Height: 9-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair with three tufts/painted black side-glancing eyes/closed red lips

Clothes: Floral-print dress, matching panties, red ribbons in hair; has gold-tone Effanbee Patsy Baby Kin bracelet

Other: In the book, Effanbee Dolls That Touch Your Heart (Collector Books, 1983), Patricia R. Smith documents that Patsy Baby was added to the Patsy family of dolls by Effanbee after Amos and Ruby (of the Amos ‘N Andy Show) “gave birth” to Amosandra during the 1936 radio broadcast.  Listeners of the radio show showered the imaginary baby (Amosandra) with gifts, including dolls. Effanbee used their Patsy Baby mold for the Amosandra doll.

1939 Amosandra, a composition doll by Effanbee
Amosandra/Patsy Baby, Effanbee, 1936


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