Wooden Girl by Patti Hale

Name: Wooden Girl by Patti Hale Made by and When: Patti Hale, 1976 Material: Wood Marks: (Head) 123BBG-76/Patti Hale (the artist’s signature is inscribed in the wood). Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black curly wig, brown carved eyes, open smiling mouth with two upper and two lower teeth and a carved tongue Clothes: RedContinue reading “Wooden Girl by Patti Hale”

Antique Sock Doll

Name: Sock Doll Made by and When: Unknown, pre-1940s Material: Black cotton sock, stuffing, embroidery thread Marks: None Height: 13 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: No hair; white embroidery thread creates almond-shaped eyes; two dots of red embroidery thread create the nose, and red embroidery thread forms the outline of an open mouth. Clothes: Black cottonContinue reading “Antique Sock Doll”

Boudoir Souvenir Doll Miss Haiti

Name: Boudoir Souvenir Doll Miss Haiti Made by and When: Unknown, ca 1940s Material: Heavy celluloid head and breast plate; straw-stuffed body, arms, and legs with a mature bosom Marks: Unmarked Height: 30 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair/painted black irises with a brown dot that highlights each pupil/closed red lips Clothes: Sewn-on island-style, full-length yellow/gold/green/orange-printContinue reading “Boudoir Souvenir Doll Miss Haiti”

Jitterbug Lou

Name: Jitterbug Lou Made by and When: Blossom Doll Company, circa 1930s Material: Cloth, yarn Marks: The front of the original tag reads, “This doll combines artistic styling and finest workmanship. A Blossom Doll Creation.” The back of the tag reads, “My Name Is Jitterbug Lou.” (Jitterbug Lou is stamped diagonally underneath “My Name Is”)Continue reading “Jitterbug Lou”

Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher

Name: Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher Made by and When: Robert Zacher, ca. 1990s Material: Stiffened and painted cloth with teddy-bear-jointed arms and legs Marks: ROBERT ZACHER (written across the stomach) Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Yarn braids accented with red and yellow ribbons frame the face. The back of the hair is sculpted from overlapped flat discs ofContinue reading “Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher”

Jason by Robert Zacher

Name: Jason, an OOAK doll by Robert Zacher Made by and When: Robert Zacher, July 1990 Material: Stiffened and painted brown cloth with teddy-bear-jointed arms and legs Marks: ROBERT/ZACHER/JULY/1990 (written on the stomach) Height: 15 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black hair is sculpted from flat overlapped discs of polymer clay. Brown painted eyes, painted facial features, and variation in skin toneContinue reading “Jason by Robert Zacher”