Made by and When: Gladys MacDowell,1950s
Material: Wax with brown cloth body
Marks: The doll on the far left is hand marked: Tuesday = Gladys MacD./Tuesday #1. To-/Marie Mae Schwarz/By/Gladys MacDowell
Height: 15-1/2 to 16 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown and lighter brown mohair styled in several plaits with yellow thread at the ends/brown inset, side-glancing eyes/closed mouth with painted bright or dark red lips
Clothes: Aqua floral-print or fruit-print dresses, the doll on the far right has extra yellow cloth attached under the sleeves. The first Tuesday wears a beaded bracelet that spells out the doll’s name. The middle doll wears a harmonica around the neck. All dolls have bare feet.
Other: Tuesday was made by renowned doll artist, Gladys MacDowell, who made dolls from the 1940s through the 1970s. She was a member of the National Institute of Doll Artists and member of the Dollology Club of Washington. It is estimated that MacDowell made 10 Tuesday dolls. Some were dressed in red-print cotton dresses. The doll with the handwritten marks identifies it as the first Tuesday made and for whom.
See more photos of Tuesday Dolls on a Pinterest board devoted to this doll.
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