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”)
Height: 11 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Short black looped yarn hair, sculpted facial features under cloth; painted black eyes with blue irises, black eyebrows; smiling mouth with dimples on both sides of the mouth, and painted teeth area
Clothes: Yellow crepe satin pussycat-bow blouse has short, ruffled sleeves; wears a rust-colored vest, and a yellow-feathered rust beanie with a burgundy, green, and white plaid skirt; yellow socks and burgundy shoes complete her outfit.
Other: On the Doll Reference website, Blossom Doll Company is listed as a maker of boudoir dolls (also known as bed dolls or sofa dolls). Making dolls from the 1920s to 1930s, the New-York-based company also made smaller cloth dolls like Jitterbug Lou.
Jitterbug Lou is from the Dawn Spears Black Legacy Images Collection.
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