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image of Peddler Doll Peddler Doll
Rendered by Mina Lowry (artist), c. 1936
watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper
overall: 28.6 x 23 cm (11 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.) Original IAD Object: 12" high
Index of American Design
1943.8.15399
Not on View
From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 18 of 26

This is a rare and interesting peddler doll; it represents the era of street vendors, who sold items of every imaginable description, from handmade lace to kitchen utensils. This china-headed doll, dating about 1860, carries a basket filled with notions. Such dolls were especially popular during the late eighteenth and nineteenth century in England, where peddlers constantly hawked their wares on the streets.

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