Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear

Name: Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear

Made by and When: Heidi Otti, 2000

Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; stuffed, pellet-weighted brown knit body.

Marks: (Head) Signed and handwritten by the artist, Heidi Ott 2000 76/250

Incised in the head below the artist’s signature is Heidi Ott®

Height: (Georgia) 29 inches; (Dreamkid Bear) 11 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Reddish brown human hair Afro wig with tiny braids accented with white beads, brown stationary glass eyes, open-closed mouth

Clothes: Georgia’s all-original clothes include a light blue and pink floral-print dress with smocked bodice, navy blue stretch cotton pants with ruffled-cuff legs, light pink undershirt and underpants worn over a disposable diaper, white cotton lace socks, white real leather shoes; all clothing items bear the Heidi Ott Dreamkid tag. Heidi Ott is stamped on the soles of the shoes. Georgia’s ears were pierced and white stud earrings added by the curator. The bear wears a blue and white striped shirt and dusty rose suspender pants. Enclosed in an envelope, the Dreamkid bear has a catalog of other Dreamkid bears attached to its clothes.

Other: Georgia is one of Heidi Ott’s final life-size baby dolls made before the artist retired from full-size doll making to making miniatures. Georgia is also one of Ott’s rare life-size Black baby dolls.  A male doll, Samuel, seen here is Georgia’s counterpart. The Dreamkids bear by Heidi Ott was sold with Baby Georgia. The bear is made of vinyl and has a stuffed flannel body.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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