Candee Laine Wooden Doll

Name: Candee Laine Wooden Doll with Paper Clothes

Illustrated By: Unknown

Published By and When: Maiden Harvest of Des Moines, Iowa; undated

Size: The wooden doll measures 6 inches. The illustrated sheet of clothes measures 9 x 14 inches.

Description: This undated wooden paper doll, circa 1960s-1980s (based on the modern clothes) has eight black beads around the edge of the head to represent pigtails. Two painted white dots represent the eyes. Red cheeks and a faint red smile are painted on. Gray union-style underwear is painted on the doll. Included are four fashions. A black rag doll is attached to the sleeve of one dress. A basket of apples is drawn separately.

Other: Candee Laine is a museum donation from Christina Celeste Torres whose grandmother helped clean a neighbor’s house years ago where Candee Laine was found.

A poem about the doll at the top of the package reads:

There are many things to do

When you are down and feeling blue

But you can always ease the pain

by spending time with




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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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