San Jancinto Museum of History

RECREATIONAL ARTIFACTS
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  • DOLL

  • CATEGORY: RECREATIONAL ARTIFACTS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 27"H
  • DATE MADE: 1879

Description

Rag doll (a). Hand-made with painted face and hair; dressed in white muslin untrimmed camisole (b); pantalettes with lace at bottom (c); half slip with wide eyelet trim (d); white hand-knitted booties with white ribbons (e,f); full-length dress (g) gathered at waist, made of blue, red, white and beige striped chambray, ruffle neck, eyelet trim with white satin ribbon insertion at wrists and neck; sash of same material as dress (h); turquoise scarf added by Museum.


Provenance

Doll was called "Lovey" by its owner, Mrs. Soule's mother, Sallie Ashe (Mrs. L. Fitch). As a child, Mrs. Soule (Mary Louis Fitch) played with this doll until it began to wear, then her mother had a duplicate made for her.

  • CREDIT LINE: Soule, Mrs. H.M.


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