June Bug

Name: June Bug

Made by and When: Beth Golding, 2006

Material: Bisque head and multi-articulated, string-jointed, painted wood body

Marks: (Head) 2006 / BG

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair, Eyes, Facial Features: Dark brown mohair wig styled in four sectioned off plaits, dark brown stationary glass eyes, broad facial features

Clothes: Red, white, and light blue circus-print, cotton dress; white tights, and red Mary Jane-style shoes with cutouts at the toe

Other: This doll uses the June Bug head mold from Bailey’s “Front Porch Collection” of character dolls. The body is a Janice Naibert (JN) 10-1/2-inch string-jointed, wooden Bleuette body with multiple joints. Golding hand painted the body to match the color used for June Bug’s deep facial complexion.

In the final photo, June Bug holds Dolly’s Doll, a 3-1/2-inch all-vinyl Daisy Kingdom doll.

Gallery

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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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