Name: Hitty

Made by and When: Gloria Y. Rone (Massa’s Servants Collectibles), 2016

Material: Polymer clay

Marks: GYR/2016 (on back)

Height: 6-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair in an 1800s hairstyle with two rows of curls across the back of head and two spit curls on the forehead/painted brown eyes/closed mouth

Clothes: Peach/white/brown plaid dress with matching bonnet, white eyelet apron and white underpants

Other: Hitty dolls, which are usually handmade and carved of wood, are based on the ash wood character in the 1929 children’s novel, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, written by Rachel Field.  Two colors of polymer clay were twisted to create a wood effect for this Hitty.

Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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