Name: 1950s Ballerina
Made by and When: Valentine Dolls, Inc., circa 1955
Material: Soft vinyl face, hard plastic body with articulation at the head, upper arms, upper legs, knees, and ankles
Marks: (Head) 7VW
Height: 18 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black rooted saran hair styled in a ponytail with bangs, brown sleep eyes with bristle upper eyelashes and painted lower eyelashes, closed mouth
Clothes: Silver satin tutu with silver mesh overskirt that is embellished with dots of silver glitter. The bodice has silver rickrack shoulder straps and is trimmed with silver brocade. Silver satin undies, nude stockings, and pink vinyl Capezio-style ballerina slippers complete her costume.
Other: According to the Doll Reference website, “The Valentine Doll, Inc. company a USA manufacturer of hard plastic and vinyl dolls is best known for its ballerina dressed dolls of the 1950s which John Landers was responsible for.“ (https://www.dollreference.com/valentine_dolls1950s.html)
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