Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher

Name: Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher Made by and When: Robert Zacher, ca. 1990s Material: Stiffened and painted cloth with teddy-bear-jointed arms and legs Marks: ROBERT ZACHER (written across the stomach) Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Yarn braids accented with red and yellow ribbons frame the face. The back of the hair is sculpted from overlapped flat discs ofContinue reading “Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher”

Jason by Robert Zacher

Name: Jason, an OOAK doll by Robert Zacher Made by and When: Robert Zacher, July 1990 Material: Stiffened and painted brown cloth with teddy-bear-jointed arms and legs Marks: ROBERT/ZACHER/JULY/1990 (written on the stomach) Height: 15 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black hair is sculpted from flat overlapped discs of polymer clay. Brown painted eyes, painted facial features, and variation in skin toneContinue reading “Jason by Robert Zacher”

George Washington Carver

Name: George Washington Carver Made by and When: Hallmark, 1979 Material: Stuffed cloth Marks: Body tag reads: Hallmark Cds., Inc./K.D. Mn/Made in Taiwan/400 DT 113-7/George Washington Carver Doll/Toy; the reverse side reads, February, 1979. Height: 7-1/2 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Screen-printed hair and facial features Clothes: Wears a removable laboratory coat; the shirt, tie, pants,Continue reading “George Washington Carver”

Lou-Ellen

Name: Lou-Ellen Made by and When: Gloria Young (Rone), Massa’s Servants Collectibles, 2006 Material: Gessoed and painted cloth, decorative beaded joints Marks: GY/2006 (on the back of the doll’s right leg) Height: 17 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Synthetic hand-applied auburn wig/painted green side-glancing eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Sewn-on, aged floral-print blouse, green skirt with matching vest, floral panties,Continue reading “Lou-Ellen”

Beatrice

Name: Beatrice Made by and When: Judy Kapron, 2019 Material: Gessoed and painted cloth Marks: Jude Kapron/2019 (on back) Height: 19 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Natural-textured wig styled in multiple braids with pink ribbon accents/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with painted pale pink lips Clothes: Sheer white dress with pink ribbon accents on the bodice, a white slip,Continue reading “Beatrice”

Celley or Calley

Name: Celley or Calley (handwritten on doll’s neck) Made by and When: Barbara J. Larsen (a.k.a. Barbara Larsen), 1992 Material: Painted and gessoed cloth face, sturdily-stuffed brown cloth body, arms, and legs Marks: (Signed by the artist on the neck) Barb Larsen/1992/Celley/11/16/92. [Celley could be Calley; the handwriting is difficult to discern.) Height: 22 inchesContinue reading “Celley or Calley”

Sleepy Baby

Name: Sleepy Baby Made by and When: Shackman, late 1950s to early-1960s Material: Stuffed stocking face and hands; cloth body, arms, and legs Marks: Unmarked Height: 6-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown bangs (a red cap covers the rest of the head)/stitched closed eyes and stitched mouth with a red circle painted over the stitching. Clothes:Continue reading “Sleepy Baby”

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”