San Jancinto Museum of History

RECREATIONAL ARTIFACTS
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  • DOLL

  • CATEGORY: RECREATIONAL ARTIFACTS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 30"H
  • DATE MADE:

Description

Rag doll (a); hand-made with painted hair and face, dressed in white muslin underclothes consisting of a half-petticoat (b) with eyelet border, pantalettes (c) with lace trim, camisole (d) made of white seer-sucker with red and white trimmed shoulder straps and front, white hand-knitted booties (e), full-length dress (f), gathered at the waist, made of blue, red, beige and white striped chambray, and sash (g) made of the same material as the dress.


Provenance

Doll was called "Dovey" by its owner Mary Louise Fitch (Mrs. H.M. Soule). The C.L. Fitch family lived in the house of Samuel Swann Ashe (father of Mrs.. Fitch) at 1906 McKinney, Houston. Mr. Ashe was in the mercantile business at Lynchburg, Texas in the 1860s before moving to Houston.

  • CREDIT LINE: Soule, Mrs. H.M.


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