Peterkin Girl

Name: Peterkin Girl

Made by and When: Horsman, 1929

Material: Composition head, arms, and legs; stuffed cloth body

Marks: EIH © Inc. (on the head)

Height: 13 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair in bob style parted to the side/black painted eyes/closed mouth

Clothes: Floral print dress, matching bonnet, white underwear; replaced white socks and black shoes

Other: The doll has a nonworking crier. The clothing may or may not be original. Horsman also used this head sculpt for Campbell Kids dolls made during the time this doll was made.

The Peterkin Girl has an early Campbell Kids-doll face.


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