Sister and Brother by Patti Hale

Photographs courtesy of Anita M. Ormsby Name: Sister and Brother by Patti Hale Made by and When: Patti Hale, 1985 Material: Wood, stuffed doe suede bodies Marks: The girl’s neck is marked: Patti Hale/NIADA/85. The boy’s neck is also marked Patti Hale/NIADA. The year below NIADA on the boy’s neck is difficult to read; itContinue reading “Sister and Brother by Patti Hale”

Ella Fitzgerald

Name: Ella Fitzgerald  Made by and When: Floyd Bell, 1999 Material:  Carved from basswood and jetulong, cloth body, wire armature, wooden stand Height:  18 inches tall Hair/Eyes/Mouth:  Black hair carved from a block of jetulong wood/carved facial features with brown eyes, a smiling mouth and painted teeth Clothing:  White brocade suit with full-length skirt embellishedContinue reading “Ella Fitzgerald”

Walnut Baby

Name: Walnut Baby Made by and When: Floyd Bell/2000 Material: Walnut wood with spring joints Marks: ©Floyd Bell (other indiscernible markings)/2000 Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black painted carved dots in the head represent curls/brown painted eyes/smiling mouth Clothes: White gown with light blue ribbon at the neck with lace trim at the neck and hem,Continue reading “Walnut Baby”