Name: Saralee’s Sister
Made by and When: Ideal, circa 1952
Marks: Ideal Doll/CS17 (on the head); Ideal Doll/P17/o (on the back)
Height: 17 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black curls with a widow’s peak/ brown sleep eyes with eyelashes, open mouth with molded tongue, painted red lips
Other: Several different head sculpts were proposed as siblings for Ideal’s Saralee Negro Doll after or during the time Saralee was made. It is unknown if these were widely produced or produced in low numbers. It is suspected that low numbers were produced. A baby brother with a cloth body, this 17-inch all-vinyl doll (that could be a boy or a girl), and a 14-inch all-vinyl doll redressed as a boy have been documented as Saralee’s siblings by collectors who own them.