Welcome to the World

Name: Welcome to the World African American Baby Boy

Made by and When: Philip Heath, 2001

Material: Porcelain

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 4 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: No hair, closed eyes, closed mouth

Clothes: Nude, anatomically correct

Other: Anatomically correct porcelain baby rests inside a blue gift box on top of a white faux fur lining. It is attached to the lining with a gold-tone metal waistband. The hangtag is attached to an ivory organza bow that adorns the gift box. Inside the hangtag in German:

Fur _____, dem süßesten Baby der Welt.  Wir haben uns schon so lange auf Dich gefreut.  Seit _____ bist Du nun endlich bei uns.

Zur Erinnenerung an

English Translation:

For _____, the sweetest baby in the world. We have been looking forward to you for so long. Since _____ you are finally here with us.

To the remembrance (or in remembrance)

Heath made a series of male and female Welcome to the World babies with white, tan, and brown complexions. See the Gotz Wiki here.

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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