Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty

Name: Oil-Painted Cloth Friend of Hitty Dress-Me Doll

Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2017

Material: Oil-painted cloth

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 6 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Hand-painted hair, eyes, and mouth; eyes are black

Clothes: Painted-on white one-piece underwear, white socks, and black high-top boots 

Other: Named “Mimi” by the curator, this one-of-a-kind oil-painted cloth doll has jointed arms and legs and was sold as a friend of Hitty to be dressed by the owner. The doll is now dressed in a yellow crocheted Victorian-style dress with a matching bonnet as illustrated in the last two gallery photographs.

Gallery

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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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