Photographs courtesy of Karen Kilburn
Name: Composition Baby (Made in England)
Made by and When: Unknown, circa 1930s-1940s
Material: Lightweight composition
Height: 20 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair with widow’s peak of curls/side-glancing black painted eyes with a red dot in the inner corner of each/slightly parted dark red lips and painted tongue
Clothes: Redressed in a christening gown, bonnet, and booties
Other: According to the England-based seller, this doll was made in England. The composition is much lighter in weight than the composition used by American doll companies during this doll-making era.
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