Gerber Baby Doll

Name:  Gerber Baby Doll

Made by and When:  Atlanta Novelty Division of Gerber Products Company, 1979

Material:  Vinyl head, arms, legs; cloth stuffed body

Marks: (Head) GERBER PRODUCTS CO. / ©1979; (Body Tag) Atlanta Novelty / DIVISION OF / Gerber Products Co. / LLC, N.Y. 11101

Height: 17 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Sculpted curls with three 3D curls at the top of the head, brown flirty eyes (the eyes move from side to side and sometimes become crossed) when the doll is moved); open mouth with a molded pink tongue and pink lip color.

Clothes: Yellow gingham bodysuit is sewn to the body, white eyelet bib, and white eyelet skirt; bare feet.

Other: Beginning in 1928, an illustration by Dorothy Hope Smith of the original White Gerber baby as seen on this doll’s hangtag and the back of the box was used to advertise Gerber baby food and other baby products. Both White and Black versions of the doll were manufactured.



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