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image of Quaker Costume Doll Quaker Costume Doll
Rendered by Charlotte Angus (artist), 1935/1942
watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paper
overall: 51 x 38.5 cm (20 1/16 x 15 3/16 in.)
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 17 of 26

This doll has a fine china head. She wears a black bonnet over a close-fitting white cap. Her dress of taupe silk has a full-gathered skirt. A white shawl is pinned at the waist with an organdy kerchief under it. Three white petticoats and pantalettes are under her dress, and she wears high black shoes. This doll dates from the 1840s or 1850s, when china dolls were becoming popular. Unlike the all-cloth dolls that were often homemade in early America, china and bisque dolls were produced in factories.

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