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Object ID 1996.037
Object Name Doll
Collection Dolls
Credit line Gift of Thomas H. Baker
Date circa 1870
Description Female doll with a pink wax over papier-mâché head with molded blonde hair and black glass eyes. The arms and lower legs are painted wood and the cloth body is stuffed with sawdust. The underclothes of the outfit (petticoat, pantalets, and short-sleeved undershirt) are cotton twill. The outer layer consists of a linen skirt and mantle with a pattern of red dots against a white background. Both are trimmed with pink linen flounces. The feet and legs have tan cotton stockings and brown leather button shoes.
Dimensions H-23.25 W-6.5 inches
Dimension Details approximate width
Owned Maggie Hazel Harry
Provenance According to the donor, this doll belonged to Maggie Hazel Harry (1862-1946), daughter of John Hazel of Smyrna, DE and wife of Charles F. Harry. She lived on West 9th Street in Wilmington and was the donor's aunt.
Subjects Dolls
Toys
Search Terms Dolls
Wax-Headed Dolls
Nineteenth Century
Smyrna
Wilmington
Maggie Hazel Harry
Kent County
New Castle County
Material Cotton body; wax & papier-mâché head; wooden limbs