Olympia

Name: Olympia Made by and When: Leasa “Tutu” Souza, 2021 Material: Papier-mâché head with painted composition arms and legs, and a cloth body Marks: Tutu (on the back) Height: 21 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Texturized papier-mâché black hair with curls in the front, brown glass eyes from Germany, pouty down-turned mouth with three tears streamingContinue reading “Olympia”

Pansy by Leo Moss

Name: Pansy Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1888 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with painted composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth rag-stuffed body Marks: 1888 (incised in the back of the head) Height: 23 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Textured black hair with molded pigtails to accommodate ribbons, inset brown glass eyes, smiling mouthContinue reading “Pansy by Leo Moss”

Mina by Leo Moss

Name: Mina Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1903 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth body Marks: MINA (incised into the front of the shoulder plate), LEO MOSS / 1903 (incised into the back of the head) Height: 22 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Molded, texturized hair; medium brownContinue reading “Mina by Leo Moss”

SFBJ Unis France Doll

Name: SFBJ Unis France Doll Made by and When: Societe Francaise de Fabrication de Bebes et Jouets (SFBJ) of Unis France, circa 1910 Material: Bisque and composition Marks: Unis France 60 (on head) Height: 8-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black mohair wig/black glass stationary eyes/open mouth with four teeth and red lip color Clothes: Multicolored, sewn-on island-styleContinue reading “SFBJ Unis France Doll”

Jackie Robinson

Name: Jackie Robinson Made by and When: Allied Grand Doll Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1950 Material: Composition Marks: Unmarked Height: 13 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black molded hair/black side-glancing eyes/open-closed mouth with painted teeth. Clothes: White flannel Dodgers uniform with flannel belt, blue knit socks, black lace-up shoes (original); has replaced cap, baseball and bat.   Other: DodgersContinue reading “Jackie Robinson”

Composition Boy

Name: Unknown Made by and When: Unknown, early 1900s Material: Composition head, arms, and legs; white cloth body, tin eyes, voice box Marks: Unmarked Height: 25-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Painted black hair with sculpted widow’s peak/brown tin sleep eyes with brown eyelashes (eyelashes are missing from one eye)/open, smiling mouth with two upper and two lowerContinue reading “Composition Boy”

Baby Mine

Name: Baby Mine Made by and When: Ideal Toys, Inc., 1911 Material: Composition head, straw-stuffed brown cloth body, arms, hands, legs, and feet; hands are mitten-like without fingers Marks: WA9 or WA [reverse P] Height: 11 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Painted-brown/brown painted eyes/open mouth painted pink on the inside Clothes: Blue and white plaid romperContinue reading “Baby Mine”

Bingo

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 a blue romper that has a red collar and red cuffsContinue reading “Bingo”