Cloth and Papier-Mâché-Sculpted Doll

Name: Cloth and Papier-mâché-Sculpted Doll

Made by and When: Judy Kapron of Artistic Differences, 2021

Material: Papier-mâché head, stiffened and stuffed painted brown cloth body

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 16 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Dark brown wig sectioned into four triangularly parted braids with pink ribbons tied into bows around the top of each braid; brown stationary eyes, ethnically-correct facial features with a broad nose, and parted full lips that are painted pink  

Clothes: Dressed in an antique child’s off-white dress that is tapered to fit, the dress has a pink ribbon sash at the waist. A white half-slip, white panties, tapered to fit; white mesh thigh-high stockings, and black flannel handmade shoes complete the outfit.

Other: Upon examination, the doll’s papier-mâché head and face appear to be sculpted over another doll’s head and face. The now-broadened facial features look very similar to a 1980s Mattel baby doll. The doll was given the name Annie by its owner. Annie can sit or stand with support.

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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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