Papier-Mâché Elderly Woman

Name: Circa 1940s Papier-Mâché Elderly Woman Made by and When: Unknown artist, 1940s Material: Papier-mâché head, lower arms, and legs; mature brown cloth body, upper arms, and upper legs Marks: Unmarked Height: 13 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black mohair wig underneath a red and white headscarf, painted black eyes, closed mouth with painted red lipsContinue reading “Papier-Mâché Elderly Woman”

Topsy Dolls

From the early-1900s through the 1960s, many doll companies chose the name, Topsy, for Black dolls and incorporated a minimum of three braids or tufts of hair on the dolls’ heads in an effort to portray the character in #UncleTomsCabin. #Topsy #Topsydolls

Gebruder Heubach #7659 Character Doll

Name:  German Bisque Head Character Doll #7659 Made by and When:  Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910 Material:  Bisque solid dome shoulder head and leather body Marks: 5 HEUBACH (Sunburst symbol) 7659 GERMANY Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Painted black sculpted curls, brown intaglio eyes with painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open/closed mouth with two painted teeth,Continue reading “Gebruder Heubach #7659 Character Doll”