National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Doll Doll
Rendered by Mina Lowry (artist), c. 1936
watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paperboard
overall: 30 x 22.7 cm (11 13/16 x 8 15/16 in.)
Index of American Design
1943.8.11221
Not on View
From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 10 of 26

P>This handsome doll representing a black woman was made about 1870. During the period shortly after the Civil War, black dolls were especially popular. They were again prevalent in the 1890s when dolls of all races appeared in both America and Europe. This doll has a carved wooden head and a stuffed cloth body.

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