Photographs courtesy of B. W. Flowers Name: “Maggie Pearl” Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1800s Material: Papier-mâché head, hard plastic body Marks: Unmarked Height: 11 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Tightly curled sculpted hair/inset black glass eyes/closed mouth with muted red painted lips Clothes: Redressed in a red and white gingham dress, white pantaloons and socks, andContinue reading ““Maggie Pearl” by Leo Moss”
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: In theContinue reading “Amosandra/Patsy Baby”
Name: Amosandra Made by and When: The Sun Rubber Company, 1949 Material: Rubber Marks: ©Amosandra, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (on head); Designed by Ruth E. Newton / Manufactured by The Sun Rubber Company/Barberton, OH USA [indiscernible patent numbers] (on back) Height: 10 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black sculpted/inset brown stationary eyes/drinker mouth Clothes: Original one-piece wrap-around romperContinue reading “Amosandra by Sun Rubber”
Black and White versions of Effanbee’s Twinkie are the last known dolls used by Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark in their dolls test.
Name: Patty-Jo Made By/Year: Terri Lee Doll Co., 1947 Designed by: Jackie Ormes Material: Composition-type hard plastic Marks: Terri Lee Patent Pending (on doll’s back) Height: 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black mannequin wig, painted black eyes, closed mouth with red lip color Clothing: Wears original, tagged Terri Lee red and white check sundress with matching largerContinue reading “Jackie Ormes’ 1947 Patty-Jo”
Name: Handmade 1870s Black Cloth Pair Height: 19 inches Made By and When: Anna Frances “Fanny” Skinner Henry, ca. 1870s Composition: Black silk was used for their heads, body, and limbs. Hair, Eyes, Mouth: The man has hair made of loops of black yarn. The woman has no hair underneath the headscarf. Eyes are buttons.Continue reading “1870s Black Cloth Doll Pair”