Name: Articulated Black or African Baby Paper Doll
Published By and When: Printed for New England-based, Dennison Manufacturing Company by Littauer and Bauer of Germany, ca. 1885
Size: 9-1/2 inches
Description: Die cut doll with limbs secured with brass brads; dolls were printed smiling with closed or open mouths that expose their teeth. These dolls were originally sold in envelopes with crepe and tissue paper in assorted colors for costuming. The previous owner or one of its previous owners fashioned the featured doll’s clothing—a pale blue and white pinstripe dress, royal blue velvet jacket with brass buttons, multicolored crepe paper ribbons, and a paper lace collar.
Other: See the gallery photo of assembled and unassembled articulated African baby paper dolls. On the unassembled sheet, an L&B tag is on one pair of heads and one leg. Another pair of heads is tagged 3383, and one set of arms is tagged 3392. The remaining head, arms, and legs are not tagged.
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