Hanna by Janie Bennett

Name: Hanna

Made by and When: Janie Bennett, 2/94

Material: Resin head, lower arms and lower legs, brown cloth upper arms and upper legs, and brown cloth body

Marks: (Handwritten on the doll’s back) Hanna / #48 / Janie Bennett / 2-94 / © “Hanna” is handwritten on the unstained wooden heart-shaped hang tag that is attached to the left wrist with jute.

Height: 21 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Curly black synthetic wig with two ribbons that match the fabric print of the dress attached to two small sections of hair at the top of the head, thin short straight bangs; brown stationary eyes have synthetic upper eyelashes and painted lower eyelashes. A teardrop falls from the center of each eye onto the face. Hanna’s pouty mouth is closed.

Clothes: Hanna wears a paisley-leaf-print burgundy dress with crocheted off-white lace trim across the bodice with off-white pantalettes. A heart-shaped, unstained wooden hang tag bears the doll’s handwritten name on the front.

Other: During the 1990s, the addition of tears to artist dolls’ eyes was a popular trend.

This doll was a gift to the museum from Linda Kimmel.

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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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