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bisque storybook doll
  • United States
  • bisque storybook doll, 1930s–1940s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bisque, paint, wool, metal, muslin, lace, ribbon
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2287

Physical Description: Bisque body and head, articulated at the hip and shoulder. Painted facial features. Baby, probably female.

Dress: Woolen diaper with safety pin. White crocheted booties, shawl and cap tied with blue ribbons. Full white organdy dress. Muslin slip with lace edge. Pacifier on ribbon around neck; comes in and out of mouth.