Island Girl

Name: Island Girl

Made by and When: Unknown, circa 1940s-1950s

Material: Hard plastic

Marks: None

Height: 14 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black wig styled in bangs and a low curly ponytail in the back held together with black thread; the hair is adorned with a red fabric headband that has two gold-tone hoops attached which serve as earrings; dark brown flirty eyes with thin bristle upper eyelashes; closed mouth with painted-red full lips; a red dot of paint accents the inner corners of the eyes and nostrils. The nose is broad.

Clothes: Dressed in Caribbean Island attire of a red scarf headband and multiple different floral-print cotton fabrics that create the bodice and ruffled skirt of the dress and belt, wears white cotton underwear

Other: Possibly made in the French West Indies during the 1940s-1950s and sold as a Caribbean souvenir doll, this rare ebony-complexioned doll has facial features dedicated to dolls of African descent.



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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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