Photograph courtesy of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls
Name: Linda Brown (a one-of-a-kind) doll
Made by and When: Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, January 2019
Material: The face, arms and legs are made of a wool blend felt. The head and torso are a cotton blend.
Marks: Signed by the artist, Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls and dated.
Height: 16 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Handmade Kanekalon wig styled in three squared-off braids. The facial features are hand-painted.
Clothes: Made by the artist, the dress replicates a 1950s-style, nautical dress worn by Linda Brown in a childhood photograph (see Slideshow). The doll wears white socks and red Mary-Jane-style shoes with cutouts at the toe.
Other: Part of the artist’s Heritage series, Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls created this doll in tribute to Linda Brown who was the subject of the Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas Supreme Court case that ruled in 1954 that desegregated schools in the United States were unconstitutional. Read more about the case here. This doll is part of the artist’s Heritage Collection.
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