Peterkin Girl

Name: Peterkin Girl Made by and When: Horsman, 1929 Material: Composition head, arms, and legs; stuffed cloth body Marks: EIH © Inc. (on head) Height: 13 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair in bob style parted to the side/black painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Floral print dress, matching bonnet, white underwear; replaced white socks and black shoesContinue reading “Peterkin Girl”


Name: Bingo Made by and When: Horsman, 1910 Material: Composition head; brown velvet body, arms and legs; fingerless paw-like hands Marks: EIH © 1910 Height: 13 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Only traces of black painted hair remain/painted brown eyes/open mouth with molded tongue Clothes: Redressed in blue romper that has a red collar and red cuffs Other:Continue reading “Bingo”

Two Baby Grumpy Dolls

Doll 1 Name: Baby Grumpy (the doll on the left) Made by and When: Effanbee, circa 1922 Material: Composition head and shoulder plate, composition arms and legs, and brown cloth body Marks: Effanbee Dolls Walk*Talk*Sleep (on shoulder plate) Height: 12 Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black sculpted hair/brown side-glancing eyes/closed, downturned mouth with painted red lips Clothes: Pink organzaContinue reading “Two Baby Grumpy Dolls”

Snowball, a.k.a. Black Grumpy

Name: Snowball, a.k.a. Black Grumpy Made by and When: Effanbee, 1913 Material: Composition head, hands, and forearms; straw-stuffed cloth body, upper arms, and legs; legs covered with red, white, and blue striped fabric Marks: None Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted hair with raised curls on forehead and sides of head/brown painted side-glancing eyes/closed mouth Clothes:Continue reading “Snowball, a.k.a. Black Grumpy”

Patsy Kin/Patsy Jr.

Name: Patsy Kin/Patsy Jr. Made by and When: Effanbee, 1930s Material: Composition Marks: EFFANBEE / PATSY JR. / DOLL (on the back) Height: 11 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black bob with three braids/painted brown side-glancing eyes/closed mouth painted red Clothes: Original Effanbee-tagged red dress, red one-piece underwear, white socks with red stripes, red leather shoes Other:Continue reading “Patsy Kin/Patsy Jr.”

Amosandra/Patsy Baby

Name: Amosandra/Patsy Baby Made by and When: Effanbee, 1936 Material: Composition Marks: EFFANBEE / Patsy Baby (nape of neck and mid-back) Height: 9-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair with three tufts/painted black side-glancing eyes/closed red lips Clothes: Floral-print dress, matching panties, red ribbons in hair; has gold tone Effanbee Patsy Baby Kin bracelet Other: InContinue reading “Amosandra/Patsy Baby”

Celluloid Babies in Bunting

Name: Celluloid Babies in Bunting Made by and When: Unknown maker, made in Japan circa 1930s Material: Celluloid Marks: Japan (stamped on the back of the cardboard that is attached to bunting) Height: 5 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Molded/painted eyes and mouths Clothes: None Other: Dolls are inside their original white flannel bunting that is attached toContinue reading “Celluloid Babies in Bunting”

The Dolly Sisters

Name: The Dolly Sisters Made by and When: Unknown maker, made in Japan circa 1930s Material: Celluloid Marks: None Height: 4 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted hair with pastel ribbons on heads/painted eyes and mouths Clothes: Glued-on pastel suspender skirts made from ribbon, painted-on white socks and red shoes Other: The set includes five celluloid dolls. CelluloidContinue reading “The Dolly Sisters”

1880s Cloth Doll

Photographs courtesy of Deborah Butler-Johnson Name: Circa 1880s Cloth Doll Made by and When: 1880s, handmade Material: Cloth Marks: Unmarked Height: 18 inches Hair/Eyes: Black twisted yarn hair (possibly glued on), painted facial features with a smiling mouth that exposes painted teeth Clothes: Original full-length dress with apron Other: This is a lovely representation ofContinue reading “1880s Cloth Doll”

1920s Composition Doll by Trego

Name: Unknown Made by and When: Trego Manufacturing Company, 1921 Material: Composition Marks: TREGO is written within a rounded rectangle above MADE IN U.S.A. (on the back) Height: 25 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Replaced Shirley-Temple-style wig, replaced acrylic brown eyes; original eyes were probably glass; has an open mouth with four upper teeth Clothes: Replaced dress, pantaloons,Continue reading “1920s Composition Doll by Trego”