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Object ID 1985.023.037 a
Object Name Doll
Collection Dolls
Credit line Gift of Louisa Spruance Morse
Date cira 1870
Description Female doll with a wax-covered papier-mâché head, wooden arms and lower limbs, and a sawdust-stuffed cloth body. The head has molded blonde hair with a black headband and black glass eyes. The wooden hands are painted white and swivel at the wrists. The painted wooden lower limbs are out of proportion with the rest of the doll and likely come from an older doll. The head is very damaged and has a large crack in the top of it. The outfit consists of white cotton pantalets, shift, and petticoat and a blue and white tartan long-sleeved dress with a lace collar. The dress has a pocket in the right side of the skirt.
Dimensions H-26.25 W-10 inches
Dimension Details approximate width
Owned The Misses Lea
Provenance According to the donor, this doll belonged to her aunts, the Misses Lea of Lea House, Brandywine Village.
Subjects Dolls
Toys
Search Terms Dolls
Wax Headed Dolls
Nineteenth Century
Material Wax over papier-mâché head; sawdust stuffed cloth body