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Object ID 1937.010 a
Object Name Doll
Collection Dolls
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Anna Brattistrom
Date 1937
Made Nordiska Kompaniet NK department store, Sweden
Description One of a pair of dolls dressed in Swedish national costumes: Female doll with blonde hair and a composition head, plastic forearms, and a stuffed body and legs. The shoulders and hips are jointed. The doll is dressed in the Swedish national costume (Dalecarlia) with a wool hat and skirt, cotton shirt, striped pantalettes, white petticoat, red knit stockings, white leather jacket with sheepskin trim, and black leather shoes with buckles. There is a label on the bottom of the left shoe: "Made in Sweden".
Dimensions W-7 L-18 inches
Dimension Details approximate width
Owned Mrs. Anna Brattistrom
Provenance The donor ordered these dolls at a department store in Stockholm, Sweden called Nordiska Kompaniet NK in 1937. They were sent to DHS as a thank you from the donor, who enjoyed a visit to Wilmington and the museum in Old Town Hall in May 1937. She sent the dolls for display in the Old Town Hall museum as an example of the Swedish national costume.
Subjects Dolls
Search Terms Dolls
New Sweden
Swedish Dolls
Ethnic Dolls
Twentieth Century
Material Composition; wool; leather; plastic
Place of Origin Sweden