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Mammy doll
  • United States
  • Mammy doll, 1920–1930
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, mohair
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2301

Handmade mammy doll. Stuffed cloth (black "skin"). Gray mohair hair. Painted facial features. Red, white and black print dress with white organdy apron and brass earrings. Plaid bandana tied around head. Carrying white German composition baby.

Mammy is written on the top of the pantaloons