Name: Roberta Walker
Made by and When: Attributed to Roberta Doll Company, 1950s
Material: Hard plastic
Height: 17 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black saran wig styled in long Shirley Temple curls with original hair pins in place. Amber sleep eyes with eyelashes attached to eyelids, painted lower eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with four upper teeth and a red felt tongue; lips are painted red.
Clothes: Redressed as illustrated. (Some original clothes included plaid dresses with straw hats.)
Other: The Roberta Doll company and other doll companies made 17-inch hard plastic “walker” dolls using the same head and body sculpts as this doll. When the pin-jointed legs are moved back and forth in the walking position, the head turns. All fingers on both hands of this doll are separate and curved under slightly. The area above each finger is dimpled. The thumbs point outward.
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