Tuesday

Name: Tuesday Made by and When: Gladys MacDowell,1950s Material: Wax with brown cloth body Marks: The doll on the far left is hand marked: Tuesday = Gladys MacD./Tuesday #1. To-/Marie Mae Schwarz/By/Gladys MacDowell Height: 15-1/2 to 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown and lighter brown mohair styled in several plaits with yellow thread at the ends/brownContinue reading “Tuesday”

Cynthia

Name: Cynthia Made by and When: Madame Alexander, 1952 Material: Hard plastic Marks: 23-inch doll (marked with an A on the head); 18-inch doll (Alexander on head); 15-inch doll (unmarked) Height: 23, 18, and 15 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black wigs/brown sleep eyes with eyelashes,/closed mouths painted in variations of red and pink. Clothes: The dolls wereContinue reading “Cynthia”

Pedigree-Type Walkers

Name: Head-Turning Pedigree-Type Walkers Made by and When: Possibly made by Lines Brothers (Joy Toys Ltd), 1950s Material: Hard plastic (cellulose acetate) Marks: Made in NZ Height: 21-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black astrakhan wigs/dark gray flirty eyes (boy)*, brown flirty eyes (girl)/closed mouths with slightly exaggerated red-painted lips Clothes: Redressed in period-appropriate clothes and shoes Other:Continue reading “Pedigree-Type Walkers”

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”

Saralee Negro Doll

Name: Saralee Negro Doll Made by and When: Ideal Toy Corporation, 1951 Material: Vinyl with brown cloth body Marks: Ideal Dolls (on head) Height: 17 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black curls, brown sleep eyes with eyelashes/open-closed mouth with a molded tongue Clothes: Light blue organdy Ideal-tagged dress, white socks, off-white shoes, replaced blue bonnet Other: OnContinue reading “Saralee Negro Doll”

Saralee’s Sister

Name: Saralee’s Sister Made by and When: Ideal, circa 1952 Material: Vinyl Marks: Ideal Doll/CS17 (on the head); Ideal Doll/P17/o (on the back) Height: 17 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black curls with a widow’s peak/ brown sleep eyes with eyelashes, open mouth with molded tongue, painted red lips Clothes: Redressed Other: Several different head sculpts wereContinue reading “Saralee’s Sister”

Norah Wellings Nassau Souvenir Doll

Name: Nassau, Bahamas Souvenir South Islander Doll Made by and When: Norah Wellings/1930s Material: Stuffed velvet and velvet over a sculpted face, jointed neck Marks: Black cloth tag on back-right side of neck reads NASSAU; black cloth right foot tag reads MADE IN ENGLAND/BY/NORAH WELLINGS. Height: 14 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Short curly brown mohair wig/brown glassContinue reading “Norah Wellings Nassau Souvenir Doll”

Norah Wellings Dudu #119

Name: Dudu #119 South Islander Made by and When: Norah Wellings, 1930s Material: Stuffed velvet and velvet over a sculpted face, jointed neck Marks: MADE IN ENGLAND/BY/NORAH WELLINGS (on partial black cloth tag sewn to left foot) Height: 14 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black short, curly mohair wig (some hair is missing from crown, covered by aContinue reading “Norah Wellings Dudu #119”

Norah Wellings South Islander Girl

Name: South Islander Girl Made by and When: Norah Wellings, 1940s Material: Velvet and velvet over a sculpted face, jointed neck Marks: MADE IN ENGLAND/BY/NORAH WELLINGS (on black cloth tag sewn to left foot) Height: 13-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black mohair wig styled in an upswept bun may not be the original hairstyle/brown painted eyes side-glanceContinue reading “Norah Wellings South Islander Girl”

Norah Wellings ZuZu South Islander

Name: ZuZu South Islander Doll Made by and When: Norah Wellings/1929 Material: Stuffed velvet and velvet over sculpted face, jointed neck Marks: Right black cloth foot tag reads MADE IN ENGLAND/BY/NORAH WELLINGS. Height: 11 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Short brown curly mohair wig/brown glass eyes that glance to the doll’s right, painted upper eyelashes, eyes are linedContinue reading “Norah Wellings ZuZu South Islander”