Eliza by Ulrike Hutt

Name: Eliza Made by and When: Ulrike Hutt for Gotz for United Federation of Doll Clubs Material: Vinyl Marks: Artist’s incised mark that looks like a U above an H (on the back); #397/500/2002 (handwritten on the lower back); the dress is tagged Gotz. Height: 10 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Sculpted brown cornrows, brown paintedContinue reading “Eliza by Ulrike Hutt”

Dale and Van by Topper

Name: Dale and Van (Friends of 1970s Dawn) Made by and When: Topper, 1970 (Dale); Van was released with the second set of dolls circa 1971. Material: Soft vinyl with rigid plastic bodies Marks: Dale on the left is marked on the head 4/H62. Van’s head is unmarked. Dale on the right is marked onContinue reading “Dale and Van by Topper”

Musical Cloth Dolls

Name: Musical Dolls Made by and When: Lorna Paris, 2008 Material: Cloth Marks: 2008/Doll Art by Lorna Paris (on back) Height: 8 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Handmade wigs with rosette headbands/hand-painted facial features Clothes: Painted dresses and shoes Other: Made to sit, these three dolls are examples of Paris’ musical dolls. They are similar but one-of-a-kind hand-paintedContinue reading “Musical Cloth Dolls”

Carol or Rita Walker

Name: Carol or Rita Made by and When: Paris Doll Corp, 1950s Material: Hard plastic Marks: This doll was issued with a hang tag that contained the company’s name and the doll’s name; the hang tag is missing. Height: 25 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black saran wig styled in two side braids with the originalContinue reading “Carol or Rita Walker”

Knee-Joint Head-Turning Walker

Name: Knee-Joint Head-Turning Walker Made by and When: (Attributed to) Rosebud, mid-1950s Material: Hard plastic Marks: Made in England (on the back) Height: 17 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Replaced dark brown wig (original black hair is a thin, short left-side-parted black wig), blue-gray sleep eyes with molded lashes attached to eyelids, painted lower eyelashes; closedContinue reading “Knee-Joint Head-Turning Walker”

1950s Head-Turning Walker

Name: 1950s Head-Turning Walker Made by and When: Unknown maker, 1950s Material: Soft vinyl face, hard plastic body with pin-jointed legs and a ma-ma crier Marks: M/20 Height: 22-1/2 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: The auburn saran wig is styled in two side plaits with bangs. The eyes are brown sleep eyes with black bristle upperContinue reading “1950s Head-Turning Walker”