Name: Pete and Polly
Made by and When: Horsman, 1957
Material: Stuffed vinyl with jointed heads and one-piece vinyl bodies. Polly’s legs are wired for posing; Pete’s are not.
Marks: No visible marks
Height: 13 and 12 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Pete has texturized sculpted and painted black hair. Polly’s texturized, sculpted black hair is styled in two plaits with rolled-under bangs. They both have painted black squinty eyes and smiling, open mouths with molded tongues and four painted upper teeth.
Clothes: Redressed as illustrated in period-appropriate clothes. Pete and Polly originally wore matching red and white clothes as illustrated here.
Other: Pete and Polly are two of Horsman’s earliest Black dolls with dedicated head sculpts designed to represent African American children.
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